に当たって; に当たり [にあたって; にあたり] (niatatte; niatari)
Meaning: on the occasion of; at; in; before; prior to
Example: On the occasion of my study abroad, my father told me about his own experience.
JLPT Level: 2
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|＊This grammar is used to indicate time when one faces something formal. The compound particle is primarily used in written Japanese. When a verb precedes it, the verb is often a Sino-Japanese する verb, as in example #6306.|
＊The tense of the verb before に当たって;に当たり is always nonpast regardless of the tense of the final predicate. In this way, an incomplete aspect of an action is indicated by the verb. This is why the phrase can be translated into English as 'before' or 'prior to.'
＊に当たり is more formal than に当たって.
Ｖ(plain nonpast) + にあたって・にあたり
Ｎ + にあたって・にあたり
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- maeni (is similar, as the verb cannot be past tense. but less formal.) [dc]
- toki (not equivalent, as toki can be used for past tense items.
- nisaishite (very similar. niatatte is more formal) [dc]
- sai [dc]
| Comments: |
|dc||this is usually used for very serious occasions, or important events.|| |
|dc||maeni is similar as niatatte preceding verb cannot be past tense. |
|dc||updated: goro is more around the time. niatatte is more precise, but more formal.|| |
|Amatuka||Technically the first two examples are sentence fragments. || |
|bamboo4||The use of あたって in #4067, #4068 and #4070 do not belong here. あたる as used there is a different verb.|
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