N1 Lesson 9: 2/17
の至り のいたり

の至り

utmost
height of
extreme
heartiest
such a
very
really
completely
deeply


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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。」
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Speech: “Receiving the special reward is an extreme honor.”

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