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Learn JLPT N1 Grammar: がてら (gatera)

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Meaning: on the same occasion; at the same time; coincidentally

Formation:

Verb-ますstem + がてら
Noun + がてら

Example sentences:

友達を駅まで送りがてら本屋に行ってきた。
tomodachi o eki made okuri gatera hon’ya ni itte kita.
I dropped my friend off at the station and also dropped by a bookstore.

週末にはドライブがてら、新しい博物館まで行ってみようと思う。
shuumatsu niwa doraibu gatera, atarashii hakubutsukan made itte miyou to omou.
I’m thinking of visiting the new museum while going out for a drive this weekend.

散歩がてらちょっとタバコを買ってきます。
sanpo gatera chotto tabako o katte kimasu.
I’m going for a walk and will buy cigarettes.

桜を見がてら隣の駅まで歩いた。
sakura o migatera tonari no eki made aruita.
I walked to the next station while enjoying the cherry blossoms.

Learn JLPT N1 Grammar: 場合によっては (baai ni yotte wa)
Learn JLPT N1 Grammar: を兼ねて (o kanete)