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I think the most common (and versatile as well) one for us native speakers would be: 「ふと」 or 「ふっと」 https://dictionary.goo.ne.jp/jn/193987/meaning/m0u/ 「パッと」 is not a bad choice, either. It just sounds lighter and more conversational than 「ふと」. EDIT: 「はっと」 is also a common one.


Yes, the opposite of 座ります (sit down) is: 立【た】ちます (stand up).


I am not a native speaker, but I think I have a word that will work in this case. In English, "on that note" essentially means "let's end there," or even "well then." It is a phrase that you use to essentially close a topic of conversation, table it for later, or to create an opening to physically leave if needed. In my Japanese experience, a lot of ...

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