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Learn JLPT N2 Grammar: にわたって (ni watatte)

Learn Japanese Grammar JLPT N2 Flashcard

Meaning: throughout; over a period of

Formation:

Noun + にわたって/にわたり/にわたる/にわたった

Example sentences:

彼は環境汚染の調査を5年にわたって続けてきた。
kare wa kankyou osen no chousa o gonen ni watatte tsuzukete kita.
He has been investigating about environmental pollution for 5 years.


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わが社は20年間にわたり、この薬の研究開発に努めてきた。
wagasha wa nijuu nenkan ni watari kono kusuri no kenkyuu kaihatsu ni tsutomete kita.
Over the last 20 years, our company has endeavored to research and develop this drug.

同じ家族が数代にわたって、一つの墓になっていることもあった。
onaji kazoku ga suudai ni watatte, hitotsu no haka ni natte iru koto mo atta.
Sometimes there were several generations of the same family represented in the graveyard.

相手はほぼ三十年にわたって逮捕を免れてきた輩ですぞ。
aite wa hobo sanjuunen ni watatte taiho o manugarete kita yakara desu zo.
He’s someone who has eluded capture for almost three decades.

兄は7時間にわたる大手術を受けた。
ani wa shichi jikan ni wataru daishujutsu o uketa.
My big brother underwent major surgery for 7 hours.

大学入試は一週間にわたって行われます。
daigaku nyuushi wa isshuukan ni watatte okonawaremasu.
The university entrance exams will be held in one week.


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