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Learn JLPT N2 Grammar: をきっかけに (o kikkake ni)

Learn Japanese Grammar JLPT N2 Flashcard

Meaning: with… as a start; as a result of; taking advantage of

Formation:

Verb-casual, past + のをきっかけに
Noun + をきっかけに/をきっかけとして

Example sentences:

彼の発言をきっかけとして、事件の真相が明らかになった。
kare no hatsugen o kikkake toshite, jiken no shinsou ga akiraka ni natta.
As a result of his statement, the truth about the case became clear.

留学をきっかけに、自分の国についていろいろ考えるようになった。
ryuugaku o kikkake ni, jibun no kuni ni tsuite iroiro kangaeru you ni natta.
Studying abroad was a good opportunity for me to think about my own country.


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彼は大学入学をきっかけに親元を離れた。
kare wa daigaku nyuugaku o kikkake ni oyamoto o hanareta.
He took the opportunity of going to college to leave his parental roof.

山田さんは引っ越しをきっかけとして多くの古い本を捨てた。
yamada san wa hikkoshi o kikkake toshite ooku no furui hon o suteta.
Moving to a new place was an opportunity for Yamada to throw many old books away.

子供が生まれたのをきっかけにわたしはタバコをやめた。
kodomo ga umareta no o kikkake ni watashi wa tabako o yameta.
As a result of my child’s birth, I quit smoking.

わたしは、3年前に腎臓結石を手術したのをきっかけに、健康に注意するようになった。
watashi wa, sannen mae ni jinzou ketsuseki o shujutsu shita no o kikkake ni, kenkou ni chuui suru you ni natta.
As a result of my kidney stone surgery 3 years ago, I became more careful of my health.

病気をきっかけに、酒をやめた。
byouki o kikkake ni, sake o yameta.
As a result of an illness, I quit drinking.


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