うっかり

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  • うっかり ukkari
  • ウッカリ ukkari

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  • onomatopoeic or mimetic wordadverbadverb taking the と particlenoun or participle taking the aux. verb する
    carelessly, thoughtlessly, inadvertently

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    • Japanese sentence

      私はうっかりそれを忘れるところだった。 

      Sentence analysis
      English translation

      I almost forgot all about that.