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Decoded Slug: ~ついでに (〜tsuide ni)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~ついでに (〜tsuide ni)

~ついでに (〜tsuide ni)

Short explanation:

To do something while doing, or after completing another action; 'while', 'by the way', 'in passing'.


Verb-noun form + ついでに or Verb て-form + ついでに


Kaimono ni iku tsuide ni, yuubinkyoku de tegami wo dashimashou.
Let's send a letter at the post office while going shopping.
Toshokan de hon wo karita tsuide ni, tomodachi ni aimashita.
I met my friend while borrowing a book at the library.
Nihon ni kita tsuide ni, yuumei na kankouchi wo otozuretai desu.
While coming to Japan, I want to visit famous tourist spots.
Eigakan ni itta tsuide ni, atarashii eiga no posutaa wo mimashita.
I saw the poster of a new movie while going to the movie theater.

Long explanation:

The ~ついでに grammar point is used to express doing something while doing, or after completing another action. It can be translated as 'while', 'by the way', or 'in passing' in English. It is formed by attaching ついでに to the noun form of a verb or to the て form of a verb.

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