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兼ねて [かねて] (kanete)
    Meaning: combine with
    Example: combine work and play
    JLPT Level: 1
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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Noun + を + 兼ねて
Noun + を + 兼ねる

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ex #1116   大阪の仕事を兼ねて京都見物に行く 
In going to Osaka on business, I'll combine it with a sightseeing visit to Kyoto.  
ex #1122   総理大臣(首相)と外務大臣(外相)とを兼ねる 
Hold the office of Prime Minister concurrently with the portfolio of Foreign Minister.  
ex #3389   私は勉強と遊びを兼ねている仕事につきたい。  
I want to get a job that mixes work and play.  
ex #5705   作文の練習を兼ねて、日本のペンフレンドと文通をしています。まあ、一挙両得というわけです。 
Combined with writing practice, I am corresponding with my Japanese pen friend. I guess I am killing two birds with one stone.  
ex #5706   趣味と実益を兼ねて日本語の勉強をしたが、いつの間にか、通訳が本業になってしまった。 
Along with personal interest and practical reasons, I studied Japanese. Before I knew it, translation became my main source of income.  

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bamboo4Thank you for putting this page up.
blabbyDoes anyone know if it is possible to use this in a form other than Noun+を+兼ねて? 
MikiI thought of examles other than Noun nor noun phrase, nothing comes up. noun phrase eg. 頭を冷やすのを兼ねて公園に散歩に行く 
blabbyThanks for your help Miki, I'll add it to the notes section. 

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