Japanese grammar にあたって/にあたり niatatte/ niatari

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Let’s learn Japanese grammar にあたって/にあたり niatatte/ niatari :

JLPT level : N2

Formation :

Nにあたって/にあたり
Vるにあたって/にあたり

Meaning and how to use :

Expresses the meaning “On this occasion/when/while..”.
Often used in big occasion or events with large scales.

Examples:

開会にあたって私は司会にとって発表をしました。
Kaikai niatatte watashi ha shikai nitotte happyou o shi mashi ta.
On the occasion of the openning ceremony, I’ll be giving a speech as the chairperson.

運動大会にあたり多くの国の代表が来て一緒に募金をしました。
undou taikai niatari ooku no kuni no daihyou ga ki te issho ni bokin o shi mashi ta.
On the occasion of the sport competition, many countries’ representatives have come and contribute to the fund-raising.

アメリカ大統領がベトナムにくるにあたり警備員が増員されました。
amerika daitouryou ga betonamu ni kuru niatari keibi in ga zouin sare mashi ta.
On the occasion of The President of the United State coming to visit Vietnam, the guards have been reinforced.

国連会議にあたってのスピーチは大きなミスがあります。
kokuren kaigi niatatte no supīchi ha ookina misu ga ari masu.
The speech on the occasion of the UN meeting has big mistakes.

新年にあたって政府は一年の目標を民族に知らせました。
shinnen niatatte seifu ha ichi nen no mokuhyou o minzoku ni shirase mashi ta.
On the occasion of New Year, the government has announced to its people the next year’s goal/target.

Note:
+) When used to impact meanings to nouns, the structuure is “N1にあたってのN2” (Example 4)
+) “にあたり” is the more formal form of “にあたって”. The more formal form is “にあたりまして”.

Related structures :

に際して nisaishite

above is Japanese grammar にあたって/にあたり niatatte/ niatari. if you don’t understand the signs we used in fomation, you can find their meaning here : signs used in Japanese grammar structures.

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