Decoded Slug: Noun を皮切りにして (Noun wo kawakiri ni shite)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Noun を皮切りにして (Noun wo kawakiri ni shite)

Noun を皮切りにして (Noun wo kawakiri ni shite)

Short explanation:

Used to express 'Starting with', 'Beginning with'


Noun + を皮切りに (して)


Kare wa sono hi wo kawakiri ni shite mainichi gym ni kayoi hajimemashita.
Starting from that day, he began to go to the gym every day.
Shinnenkai wo kawakiri ni shite, kotoshi wa takusan no ibento ga kaisai saremasu.
Starting with the New Year's party, a lot of events will be held this year.
Kono eiga wo kawakiri ni shite kare no ninki wa kyuujoushou shimashita.
Beginning with this movie, his popularity skyrocketed.
Toukyou wo kawakiri ni shite, kare no tenjikai wa zenkoku de hirakareru yotei desu.
Starting in Tokyo, his exhibitions are set to be held nationwide.

Long explanation:

'Noun を皮切りにして' is a Japanese grammatical form used when one wants to express that something begins with a certain event or action, and then continues on in a sequence. It is the same as saying 'starting with...' or 'beginning with...' in English.

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