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Learn JLPT N2 Grammar: に先立ち (ni sakidachi)

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Meaning: before; prior to

Formation:

Verb-dictionary form + に先立ち/に先立って/に先立つ
Noun + に先立ち/に先立って/に先立つ

Example sentences:

帰国に先立ち、リンさんの送別会が行われた。
kikoku ni sakidachi, rinsan no soubetsukai ga okonawareta.
A farewell party was held for Lin before he returned to his country.

会議の開始に先立って、新しいメンバーが紹介された。
kaigi no kaishi ni sakidatte, atarashii menbaa ga shoukai sareta.
Before the meeting began, new members were introduced.


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映画の一般公開に先立ち、プレミア試写会を行う予定だ。
eiga no ippankoukai ni sakidachi, puremia shishakai o okonau yotei da.
Before the movie is officially released, a premiere event will be held.

試合開始に先立って、会長からご挨拶をいただきます。
shiaikaishi ni sakidatte, kaichou kara goaisatsu o itadakimasu.
Before the game kicks off, we’ll hear a few words from the chairman.

新車の発売に先立ち、展示会が開かれた。
shinsha no hatsubai ni sakidachi, tenjikai ga hirakareta.
Before the new car goes on sale, an exhibition will be opened.

わたしは留学するに先立って健康診断を行った。
watashi wa ryuugaku suru ni sakidatte kenkou shindan o okonatta.
I had my health checked before I studied abroad.

新薬の輸入に先立ち慎重な調査が行われている。
shinyaku no yunyuu ni sakidachi shinchou na chousa ga okonawarete iru.
Before the new medicine can be imported, a careful investigation is being conducted.


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