JLPT N1 Grammar (o sakai ni)

Meaning

since ~ (indicates a large change before & after)

How to use

Nounを境に(して)

Learn Japanese grammar: 【をさかいに】(o sakai ni). Meaning: since ~ (indicates a large change before & after).

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Example #1

だいがくのそつぎょうをさかいに、おなじクラスのともだちともあわなくなった。
daigaku no sotsugyou o sakai ni, onaji kurasu no tomodachi tomo awanaku natta.
Since graduating from college, I stopped seeing friends from the same class.
Example #2

ぼくはつまのにんしんをさかいに、タバコとおさけをやめました。
boku wa tsuma no ninshin o sakai ni, tabako to osake o yamemashita.
After my wife got pregnant, I quit smoking and drinking.
Example #3

わがくにはオリンピックをさかいにきゅうそくにはってんした。
waga kuni wa orinpikku o sakai ni kyuusoku ni hatten shita.
Our country (Japan) has developed rapidly since the Olympics.
Example #4

あのじけんをさかいにして、かのじょはだれともいっしょにすみたくなくなったそうだ。
ano jiken o sakai ni shite, kanojo wa dare tomo issho ni sumitaku naku natta sou da.
Since that incident, she doesn't seem to want to live with anyone anymore.
Example #5

あのりょうしんのじこをさかいに、かのじょはいちどもわらわなくなった。
ano ryoushin no jiko o sakai ni, kanojo wa ichido mo warawanaku natta.
After her parents' accident, she never laughed again.
Example #6

かれはたいしょくをさかいに、とうきょうをはなれていなかでのんびりくらしている。
kare wa taishoku o sakai ni, toukyou o hanarete inaka de nonbiri kurashite iru.
After his retirement, he left Tokyo to live leisurely in the countryside.
Example #7

わたしはりこんしたのをさかいに、だれもよりじぶんじしんのことをだいじにするときめた。
watashi wa rikon shita no o sakai ni, dare mo yori jibunjishin no koto o daiji ni suru to kimeta.
After I got divorced, I decided to take more care of myself than anyone else.
Example #8

わたしはこどもをうまれたのをさかいにこれまでのせいかつたいどをあらため、まじめにはたらくようになった。
watashi wa kodomo o umareta no o sakai ni kore made no seikatsu taido o aratame, majime ni hataraku you ni natta.
After I had a child, I completely reformed my lifestyle and started working more diligently.

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