Grammar Info
N1 Lesson 10: 11/22

Partly for (the purpose of), In addition to, Along with, By the way, And also to, Incidentally, While

Noun + かたがた
[する]Verb + かたがた
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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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Visiting a former teacher: Today I visited her to express my gratitude for that time (in my life), and also to let her know how I have been doing since I graduated.
Greeting card: For now, this is only a notification and also greetings.
The Japanese greeting cards are written from right to left, from top to bottom, therefore 右(から)here means "as stated to the right" and refers to the contents ("this"). It can also be used if the card is not vertical, simply meaning "as stated (above)". まで here means "only" making the phrase more humble as if asking for an excuse for hurried or less courteous notice. まず is used at the end of letters and means "anyway", "to wrap things up" or "for the time being"
I visited my wife's sibling's house partly for the purpose of announcing our marriage.

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