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JLPT N3 Grammar: をはじめ (o hajime)

をはじめ (o hajime)

Meaning: starting with; First is ~; first of all ~

How to use the: Noun + をはじめ/をはじめとする

Explain:
Spokenness provides a typical way to present the content of the incident

Example sentences:
1, 日本の伝統芸能としては、歌舞伎をはじめ、能、茶の湯、生け花なでおが挙げられる
Nihon no dentō geinō to shite wa, kabuki o hajime,-nō, chanoyu, ikebana nade o ga age rareru
Regarding traditional Japanese art, Kabuki first, then drama, tea ceremony, Ikebana flower arrangement …

2, 東京をはじめ、全国の主要都市で新製品の発売が決まった。
toukyou o hajime, zenkoku no shuyoutoshi de shinseihin no hatsubai ga kimatta.
It’s been decided that the new product will be released in Tokyo and other major cities.

3, 疲労はまた、かぜをはじめ、あらゆる疾病に対する肉体的抵抗力を弱める。
hirou wa mata, kaze o hajime, arayuru shippei ni taisuru nikutaiteki teikouryoku o yowameru.
Fatigue lowers physical resistance to the common cold and hundreds of other diseases.

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