ついでに・を契機に・をきっかけに [ついでに・をけいきに・をきっかけに] (simultaneous-actions-group)
Meaning: while doing A, do B
Example: I went to the shop on the way home
JLPT Level: 2
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|Since doing one thing anyway, do something else at the same time.|
tsuideni since, anyway doing A, do B
= since you're going to the post office anyway, can you mail this letter for me?
The most casual form in daily use.
okeikini = on the opportunity of A, did B
more formal and used written, but similar meaning to tsuideni
大統領が中国に 行ったの を契機に 万里の長城を訪問しておりました。
= When the president visited China, he took the chance to visit the Great Wall.
okikkakeni = implies more cause and effect. Often used when a major event occurs and gives you a chance to also do something else:
子供が生まれたの をきっかけに タバコを止めました
= Since I had kids, I took the opportunity to quit smoking
= as a trigger
|It’s easy to confuse tsuideni with gatera. |
gatera, both actions are of equal importance,
tsuideni implies doing one thing, and then just adding something else at the same time, "since its there anyway"
|kanete implies combining, not just time-related. |
combined the sightseeing and business trip
mixing work and pleasure
|katagata is similar to tsuideni but more formal|| |
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|yookoso||Someone more knowledgeable should update the Notes section to include something about totomoni, sukini, and nagara. Also, something seems to have happened to the entry okikkakeni - it no longer exists.|| |
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