Grammar Info
N2 Lesson 4: 20/20

掛(が)けに
on the way to, as you go

Kanji is rarely used

Structure
Verb[ます+ がけに
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  • [This expression is rarely used by the younger generation; used mostly by people in their 40's and older. 途中(とちゅう) is often used in its place]
  • [In some dialects (e.g. Osaka) しな is used instead]
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友達(ともだち)との話(はなし)、A:「彼女(かのじょ)病気(びょうき)になった。」
B:「そうなら帰(かえ)りがけに訪問(ほうもん)したほうがいい彼女(かのじょ)も喜(よろこ)ぶだろう。」
Chat between friends, A: "My girlfriend got sick."
B: "If so, then you should visit her on your way home. She will be happy."
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先生(せんせい)生徒(せいと)と話(はな)している:「タカスさんこのプリントを帰(かえ)り掛(が)けにアイサカさんに持(も)って行(い)ってください。」
A teacher is talking with a student: "Takasu, please bring this handout to Aisaka on the way home."
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病気(びょうき)友達(ともだち)の見舞(みま)いに行(い)く時(とき)友達(ともだち)との話(はなし):「病院(びょういん)への行(い)きがけに花屋(はなや)に寄(よ)って花束(はなたば)を買(か)おう。」
Visiting a sick friend, chat between friends: "Let's drop by the florist on the way to the hospital, and buy a bouquet."
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