に際して [にさいして] (nisaishite)
Meaning: when; on the occasion of; at (the time of); in; upon (doing something)
Example: When I transferred to Osaka, I left my wife and children behind in Tokyo.
JLPT Level: 2
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|＊The crucial difference between に当たって/に当たり and に歳して is that the former indicates an occasion with a formal sentence, but the latter indicates a special occasion.|
＊Therefore, do NOT use に際して when speaking of trivial, everyday occurences.
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|bamboo4||You have to keep in mid that 際し is rather formal and would not normally be used in conversation.|| |
|chrispy_bear||what is the non-formal version to "ni saishite" ?|| |
|rubyhatchet||chrispy_bear, see toki or any other level-3 time expressions.|| |
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