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N2 Lesson 8: 19/22


Luckily, Fortunately


(さいわ) + ((1))+ Phrase
(さいわ)ことに(2) + Phrase

(2) (さいわ)だったことに


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About 幸い・幸いなことに

(さいわ)いなことに, or simply (さいわ) is a set phrase in Japanese for indicating that 'luckily (A)', or 'fortunately (A)'. This use directly reflects the meaning of the な-Adjective (さいわ)い as 'blessedness', or 'luck'.
In most cases, (さいわ)いなことに will appear at the beginning of sentences, before going on to explain exactly what was 'lucky'.
  • (さいわ)、ライフジャケットを()ていたので(おぼ)れずに()んだ。
    Fortunately, I had my life jacket on so I did not drown.
  • (さいわ)留学(りゅうがく)する(まえ)大親友(だいしんゆう)()(こと)ができました。
    Luckily, I was able to meet my best friend before going abroad.
  • (さいわ)いなことに、おじいちゃんの手術(しゅじゅつ)成功(せいこう)しました。
    Fortunately, my grandpa's surgery was a success.
  • (さいわ)いなことに(やさ)しい(ひと)(みち)(おし)えてもらったので、終電(しゅうでん)(のが)すことなく(いえ)(かえ)(こと)ができました。
    Fortunately, a kind person showed me the way and I was able to get home without missing the last train.
Fun-fact - (さいわ)いなことに is just an extension of ことに. A combination of こと 'thing' and the particle に, which literally means something similar to 'to that which is (A)'. ことに is generally used to highlight some sort of strong (positive or negative) feeling in regard to the situation of (B).
  • (うれ)しいことに(ちい)さい(ころ)からずっと()きたかった大学(だいがく)(はい)れる(こと)ができた。
    To my delight, I was able to get into the university I had always wanted to go to since I was a little.
  • (かな)しいことに、おばあちゃんから(もら)ったネックレスを()くしてしまった。
    Sadly, I lost a necklace that my grandmother gave me.




    Luckily for him, thanks to the airbag, he got away without injury.


    The wallet I received from my late father was stolen, but fortunately only the money was taken and the wallet itself was recovered quickly by the police.


    Luckily, there was a doctor on board the ship.


    Fortunately, a healthy baby was born.


    Luckily, I was able to get into the art museum before it closed.

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