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N2 Lesson 10: 3/20

に際(さい)して
on the occasion of, at the time of

Structure
Noun + に際
Verb[る]+ に際
Noun + に際し + Noun
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使用域 硬い
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  • [Extremely formal・Used in instructions, warnings, speeches, etc.・に際しまして form is also used, mostly in speech]
  • [Similar to にあたって, に際して usually has to do with some sort of preparation for a future event]
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このたび初(はじ)めて本(ほん)の出版(しゅっぱん)に際(さい)して家族(かぞく)や友人(ゆうじん)に感謝(かんしゃ)申(もう)し上(あ)げたいと思(おも)います。
On the occasion of publishing my first book, I would like to thank my family and my friends.
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「受験(じゅけん)に際(さい)して注意(ちゅうい)事項(じこう)」をよくお読(よ)みください。
Please, read the "points to keep in mind at the time of the exam" carefully.
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ローレンス様(さま)とのご契約(けいやく)に際(さい)しまして、当方(とうほう)の契約書(けいやくしょ)に誤(あやま)りがございましたことをお詫(わ)び申(もう)し上(あ)げます。
Mr. Lawrence, at the time of setting up a contract with you, there were errors in the agreement on our side and I would like to sincerely apologize.
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