Learn JLPT N1 Grammar (katagata)

Meaning

while; at the same time; for the purpose of

How to use

Nounかたがた

Learn Japanese grammar: (katagata). Meaning: while; at the same time; for the purpose of.

This grammar point is often used with more formal (keigo) expressions.

It can be used to express two different meanings:

  1. while doing [A], also do [B]
  2. For the purpose of ~

Let’s look at some example sentences below!

JLPT grammar かたがた (katagata)  - Learn Japanese

- Example Sentences

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Example #1

お礼を兼ねて
honjitsu wa orei katagata o ukagaimashita.
I came today to show my gratitude.
Example #2

ご挨拶を兼ねて
chikaku made kimashita node, go aisatsu katagata o ukagai shimashita.
I was nearby and so I came to visit.
Example #3

挨拶をするついでに
go aisatsu katagata, hitokoto orei wo nobe sasete itadakimasu.
During this greeting I would like to say a few words of thanks.
Example #4

先日の報告を兼ねて
kyou wa senjitsu go houkoku katagata, buka no shoukai ni mairimashita.
While going through the report from the other day, we also introduced my subordinate.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
伺いうかがいvisit; inquiry
挨拶あいさつgreetings
一言ひとことa few words
述べるのべるto state
報告ほうこくreport
部下ぶかsubordinate

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