きっかけに [きっかけに] (kikkakeni)
Meaning: Since; Take the opportunity afforded by 〜 to 〜
Example: Since I was moving, I also took the chance to buy new furniture.
JLPT Level: 2
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|see simultaneous-actions-group for comparisons|| |
|used when a major event created an opportunity for something else at the same time. |
"on moving to paris, i decided to learn french".
tsuideni and other phrases are a more casual "at the same time as A, I did B".
Ｎ + をきっかけに・きっかけとして・きっかけにして
(＊Note: you always need を after the noun.)
|since he was out, she took the opportunity to hide it.|| |
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|dc|| implies cause and effect. since A happened, I did B || |
|dc||but the causeeffect is not as related as with say ので|| |
|PaulO||shouldn't this entry be listed under "wokikkakeni" not "okikkakeni" ? (Likewise for "okeikini")|| |
|dc||yep! done.|| |
|mika||also added kikkake - this entry could do with a more conclusive explanation...|| |
|Archana||In ex#1144, I wonder if 子供が生まれたのをきっかけに... should be 子供が生まれたきっかけに.... Or, may be I dont know if there is a difference between wokikkakeni and kikkakeni|| |
|bamboo4||子供が生まれたのをきっかけに is correct.However, the English version reading "Since I had kids" should read "Triggered by the birth of my child"|| |
|bamboo4||In ex.#5718, "Since I am in Japan" should be corrcted to read: "With my being in Japan as a start.."|| |
|Sleepy||#5718 I think 日本に住んでいるのをきっけかに is better as natural Japanese.|| |
|Sleepy||#5718 sorry I meant 日本に住んでいるのをきっかけに.|| |
|dc||I think this is identical to kikkake so one of these should be deleted...|| |
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