Decoded Slug: Noun を経て (〜wo hete)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Noun を経て (〜wo hete)

Noun を経て (〜wo hete)

Short explanation:

Expresses the idea of 'through' or 'via'; going through some process or phase.


Noun + を経て


Kare wa kurou wo hete seikou wo te ni ireta.
He achieved success through hardships.
Kanojo wa nyu-yoku wo hete nihon ni kikoku shita.
She returned to Japan via New York.
Watashitachi wa nagai giron wo hete kettei wo kudashita.
We made a decision through a long discussion.
Ooku no shuren wo hete, kare wa tatsujin no reberu ni natta.
Through a lot of training, he reached a master's level.

Long explanation:

The を経て grammar point is used to express the concept of going through some process, phase, place, or period of time as a means of achieving something or reaching some end point. It can be literally translated as 'through' or 'via' in English. It can be used both literally and metaphorically.

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