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N1 Lesson 9: 2/20

の至(いた)り
utmost, height of, extreme, heartiest, such a, very, really, completely, deeply

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Noun + + 至り +
Noun + + 至り + です
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  • Aの至り is a humble expression used only in formal writing and speeches meaning that A is the highest, extreme state. Usually used in positive contexts, when talking about the speaker or her/his group. Generally follows expressions like: 光栄、赤面、感激、恐縮、同慶. 若気の至り is a set expression used when describing something that one considers an error made due to one's inexperience and young age.
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《演説(えんぜつ)》「特別賞(とくべつしょう)を受賞(じゅしょう)することになり、光栄(こうえい)の至(いた)りです。」
Speech: “Receiving the special reward is an extreme honor.”
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このような小(ちい)さな誤(あやま)りに気(き)づくのに数(すう)日(にち)もかかるとは、赤面(せきめん)の至(いた)りです。」
“I am extremely ashamed that it took a few days to notice such a simple mistake.”
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《演説(えんぜつ)》「たいそうな品(しな)をいただき、恐縮(きょうしゅく)の至(いた)りです。」
Speech: “We are extremely grateful for your generous gift.”
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