Japanese grammar に加え(て)(にくわえ(て)、nikuwae(te)) nikuwae (te)

Japanese grammar に加え(て)(にくわえ(て)、nikuwae(te)) nikuwae (te)

Let’s learn Japanese grammar に加え(て)(にくわえ(て)、nikuwae(te)) nikuwae (te) :

JLPT level : N2

Formation :

Nに加え
Nに加えて

Meaning and how to use :

Exxpress the meaning “It’s normal if something stands alone, but when another happens, the situation become different…”. This structure is used in written language.

For example

今日は晴れに加えて曇りですから散歩するのはとても適当だ。
Kyou ha hare ni kuwae te kumori desu kara sanpo suru no ha totemo tekitou da.
In addition to sunny weather, it’s cloudy so it’s very nice to go for a walk.

今年は娘の大学に合格することに加えて、長男が生まれて、とてもめでたい年だ。
kotoshi ha musume no daigaku ni goukaku suru koto ni kuwae te, chounan ga umare te, totemo medetai toshi da.
Along with the fact that my daughter passed the university entrance exam, my eldest son was born, so it’s so wonderful.

今週はレポートを提出することに加え発表の準備をしなきゃならないのでとても忙しいです。
konshuu ha repōto o teishutsu suru koto ni kuwae happyou no junbi o shi nakya nara nai node totemo isogashii desu.
In addition to the report, I ned to prepare for the speech, so I’m very busy.

森が破壊されることに加え、珍しい動物が狩られるので動物の数量が減っている。
mori ga hakai sareru koto ni kuwae, mezurashii doubutsu ga karareru node doubutsu no suuryou ga hette iru.
Along with deforestation, rare animals are hunted everyday, so the number of them is decreasing.

僕は金メダルに加えて銀メダルも取れるのでとても喜んだ。
boku ha kinmedaru ni kuwae te ginmedaru mo toreru node totemo yorokon da.
I not only gain gold medal, but also silver ones, I’m really happy.

Note:
“に加え” is the literary form of “に加えて”

Related structures :

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