Grammar Info
N1 Lesson 7: 1/17
に至っても にいたっても even when
Structure
Verb + に至って・に至り
Noun + に至って・に至り
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Part of Speech
Word Type
Register Casual
使用域 タメ語
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  • [至る lit. means to “reach a far stage,” “arrive as far as.” Therefore, Aに至ってもB is used to express that even when certain phase A is reached, B is still the case]
  • [に至っても can express the speaker's/writer's sorrow that even at such a point, nothing can be done about B]
  • [Expressions that emphasize the current moment like 今日、今、現在 are often used in A. In B, phrases meaning “still” like 未だに、まで、なお are common].
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ハルヒさんの消失(しょうしつ)から半月(はんつき)以上(いじょう)が過(す)ぎた今日(きょう)に至(いた)っても彼女(かのじょ)の行方(ゆくえ)は未(いま)だに知(し)れない。
Even to this day, when more than half a month has passed since the disappearance of Haruhi, her whereabouts are still impossible to tell.
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