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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, Incidentally, While
Structure
Noun + かたがた
[する]Verb + かたがた
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  • (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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《恩師(おんし)の訪問(ほうもん)》本日(ほんじつ)は当時(とうじ)のお礼(れい)かたがた、卒業(そつぎょう)して以来(いらい)どうしているかをご報告(ほうこく)しに訪(たず)ねさせていただきました。
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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