N1 Lesson 10: 11/12
かたがた かたがた


Partly for (the purpose of)
In addition to
Along with
By the way
And also to

Structure Legend
Noun + かたがた
[する]Verb + かたがた
(A) かたがた (B) is a formal expression meaning that the speaker/writer, on the opportunity of doing (A), does (B) as well, or does (B) for the purpose of (A). It has a strong nuance of respect towards the addressee, therefore it is used in formal letters to superiors, clients, and such. It often follows nouns like お礼、挨拶、報告、お見舞い. In (B), verbs of movement like 訪問する、伺う are common.

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Visiting a former teacher: Today I visited her to express my gratitude for that time (in my life), and also to let her know how I have been doing since I graduated.

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