Read the Kanji on this page with      

  XML RSS feed
  XML RSS feed
  XML RSS feed
  XML RSS feed
  XML RSS feed

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License

<< nioujite | Nisakidatte >>

に際して [にさいして] (nisaishite)
    Meaning: when; on the occasion of; at (the time of); in; upon (doing something)
    Example: When I transferred to Osaka, I left my wife and children behind in Tokyo.
    JLPT Level: 2
    Category: grammar
    Author: Amatuka

  [ Edit This Grammar Entry ]
*The crucial difference between に当たって/に当たり and に歳して is that the former indicates an occasion with a formal sentence, but the latter indicates a special occasion.
*Therefore, do NOT use に際して when speaking of trivial, everyday occurences.

N + に際して

[ Add Note(s) ]
Note: visit WWWJDIC to lookup any unknown words found in the example(s)...
Alternatively, view this page on

ex #281   卒業に際して、私たちは感謝の印として彼に置き時計を贈りました。 
Upon leaving school, we presented him with a table clock as a token of our thanks.  
ex #282   読書に際しては、過去の偉大な作家に最も多くの注意が払われなければならない。  
When reading, the great writers of the past must be given the most attention.  
ex #962   ご予約に際し、クレジットカードの番号および有効期限などの情報が必要です。 
When making your reservation you need to have your credit card number, as well as the expiration date and similar information.  
ex #6348   卒業式に際して、市長からお祝いの言葉が卒業生に送られた。  
Upon their graduation, the mayor sent his congratulatory words to the graduates.  
ex #6349   工場見学に際して、係の人から様々な注意をうけた。 
On the occasion of the factory tour, the person in charge laid out various precautions.  

Help JGram by picking and editing examples!!
  See Also:  
[ Add a See Also ]
bamboo4You have to keep in mid that 際し is rather formal and would not normally be used in conversation. 
chrispy_bearwhat is the non-formal version to "ni saishite" ? 
rubyhatchetchrispy_bear, see toki or any other level-3 time expressions. 

Add Comment

Due to some problems with spam comments, we have had to make the Add Comment feature available to members only. Please login or register.

Add Entry to Your Study List
Choose the priority of studying you want to assign to this item from the drop-down select list and then hit the save button. This will be used for sorting your personal study list. If you wish to delete an entry that's already in your list, just set the difficulty to '0'


jgram 2018