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How-to say “on the way” with がけに

How-to say “on the way” with がけに

Pre-ます-Form (Going) VERB + がけに as “on the way of VERBing, ~”

The phrasing がけに can be inserted directly after the Pre-ます-Form of what is considered a “going” type VERB word (e.g. 行く, 帰る, くる) to modify its meaning to be “on the way of VERBing.” In this usage, がけに is typically seen written in kana form.

Construction:
Pre-ます-Form (Going) VERB + がけに

Example(s):
来がけに自分のしっぽを追いかける犬を見ました。
Kigake ni jibun no shippo o oikakeru inu o mimashita.
“On the way (coming) here, I saw a dog that was chasing its own tail.”

高校生の頃は、学校への行きがけにコンビニからコロッケを買った。

Koukousei no koro wa, gakkou e no ikigake ni konbini kara croquette o katta.
“When I was a high schooler, on the way (going) to school I would stop by the convenience store and buy croquettes.”

今日、帰りがけに新しく人気なクレープ店に寄るつもりだ。
Kyou, kaerigake ni atarashiku ninki na crepe mise ni yoru tsumori da.
“Today I plan on stopping by that new, popular crepe store on the way returning home.”