Decoded Slug: Noun を はじめとして (Noun wo hajimete shite)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Noun を はじめとして (Noun wo hajimete shite)

Noun を はじめとして (Noun wo hajimete shite)

Short explanation:

Expresses 'starting with', 'beginning with', or 'including'.


Noun + をはじめとして


Toukyou wo hajimete shite, Nihon ni wa takusan no kankou supotto ga arimasu.
There are many tourist spots in Japan, starting with Tokyo.
Kare wa, piano wo hajimete shite, takusan no gakki wo ensou dekimasu.
He can play many instruments, starting with piano.
Kono hon wa tejina no gaaze masuku wo hajimete shite, benrina seikatsu aidea ga mansai desu.
This book is packed with useful life hacks, including how to make a handmade gauze mask.
Sono shoppingu mooru ni wa, ZARA wo hajimete shite, ooku no burando ga atsumatte imasu.
Many brands, including ZARA, gather in that shopping mall.

Long explanation:

The grammar point Noun を はじめとして is used to emphasize a particular item or example along with others. It translates to 'starting with', 'beginning with', or 'including' in English. It is used to present a specific case and imply there are more related items.

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