N1 Lesson 20: 11/12
かたがた かたがた Partly for (the purpose of), In addition to, Along with, By the way, And also to, Incidentally, While
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Noun + かたがた
[する]Verb + かたがた
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使用域 タメ語
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  • (A) かたがた (B) is a formal expression meaning that the speaker/writer, on the opportunity of doing (A), does (B) as well, or does (B) for the purpose of (A). It has a strong nuance of respect towards the addressee, therefore it is used in formal letters to superiors, clients, and such. It often follows nouns like お礼、挨拶、報告、お見舞い. In (B), verbs of movement like 訪問する、伺う are common.
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結婚(けっこん)の報告(ほうこく)かたがた、妻(つま)の兄弟(きょうだい)の家(いえ)を訪(たず)ねました
I visited my wife's sibling's house partly for the purpose of announcing our marriage.
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