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て初めて
tehajimete
JLPT N1 Author: dc
てはじめて
Meaning
not until, only after
only after coming to japan
See also
Phrases
It was not until a few days later that he arrived.
Author: dbx

She did not decide to be a singer until she reached the age of twenty.
Author: dbx

Only afterward did he explain why he did it.
Author: dbx

It was only much later that I came to understand the importance of child education.
Author: dbx

And I was fourteen years old before I touched a piano for the first time.
Author: dbx

Not till then did I realize the danger of the situation.
Author: dbx

It was only recently that she changed her mind.
Author: dbx

Only then did I see the danger we were in . .
Author: dbx

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