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て初めて
tehajimete
JLPT N1
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てはじめて
Meaning
not until, only after
only after coming to japan
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Formation
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Phrases
2、3にちたってはじめてかれがとうちゃくした。
It was not until a few days later that he arrived.
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20さいになってはじめて、かのじょはかしゅになろうとけっしんした。
She did not decide to be a singer until she reached the age of twenty.
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あとになってはじめて、それをやったりゆうをかれはせつめいした。
Only afterward did he explain why he did it.
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ずっとごになってはじめてわたしはこどものきょういくのたいせつさをりかいするようになりました。
It was only much later that I came to understand the importance of child education.
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そして14さいになってはじめてピアノにふれたのです。
And I was fourteen years old before I touched a piano for the first time.
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そのときになってはじめてわたしたちがおかれているきけんにきづいた。
Only then did I see the danger we were in . .
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そのときになってはじめてわたしはきけんなじたいにきがついたのである。
Not till then did I realize the danger of the situation.
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ついさいきんになってはじめてかのじょはかんがえをかえた。
It was only recently that she changed her mind.
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Discussion and comments
This means that it was not until a certain trigger event took place that another action/situation occurred.
lilipandavip
ex#584 We usually say えっ for うぇ Eh.
Miki
ex #3568 should end with きづいた (気づく)
Tan
can you post simple example sentences
majorie
This grammar point is listed in the Shin Kanzen Master N2 Grammar book (pg.16).
Akhety
jisho.org list the second definition of Hajimete as: only after...is..; only when..do you after the te form of a verb. I am finding it confusing and like Majorie said could you please list some simple example sentences. Thanks
janisu