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N2 Grammar Course

〜てはじめて

Usage:

Te Form of Verb + はじめて

 

Meaning:

Only when I…did I… (often used to express that I got some new thinking after something happened.)

 

Examples:

外国がいこく生活せいかつをしてはじめて、ぶんくにさがわかった。

Only when I lived in a foreign country did I understand the goodness of my country.

 

一人ひとりらすようになってはじめて、ぞくがどんなにありがたいかがわかった。

Only when I lived alone did I know how grateful the family was.

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