JLPT N1 Grammar (gatera)

Meaning

on the same occasion; at the same time; coincidentally

How to use

Nounがてら
Verbます

Learn Japanese grammar: (gatera). Meaning: on the same occasion; at the same time; coincidentally.

This grammar point is used to express that two things are being done on the same occasion.

  • Ex) While doing [A], also do [B].

Let’s take a look at some example sentences below!

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Example #1

散歩のついでに
sanpo gatera, konbini ni itte kuru yo.
I'm going for a walk and will stop by a convenience store.
Example #2

遊ぶのを兼ねて
asobi gatera otachi yori kudasai.
Please stop by when you are free
Example #3

忘年会の下見のついでに
shinnenkai no shitami gatera nomini itta izakaya wa, amari yokunakatta.
While scouting for locations for the new year party, the izakaya that we had drinks at wasn't that great.
Example #4

見ながら
kouyou wo migatera tonari no machi made aruita.
While looking at the autumn leaves, I ended up walking to the next town.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
散歩さんぽwalk
立ち寄るたちよるto drop by; visit
新年会しんねんかいnew year party
下見したみpreliminary inspection
居酒屋いざかやbar / restaurant
紅葉こうようautumn colors
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