Today’s Grammar Point: ~にて

Today’s grammar point is the old-fashioned particle ~にて, which is the original form of ~で. These days ~にて is mainly used for “places of action,” “conditions” or “means/transport” in a very formal setting where 敬語けいご (respectful speech) is used or in official posters and/or invitations.


  • [noun] + にて

For place of action/occasion

結婚式けっこんしき平安神宮へいあんじんぐうにておこなわれました。(Today’s Caption)
The wedding was held at Heian Jingu Shrine.

Today’s meeting will be held in the second meeting room.

Next year’s Olympics will be held in China.

I look forward to seeing you at the meeting next month.

For means/transport

Since it is an important document, we will send it by registered mail.

Parking space is limited, so please come by public transport.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but please use the paid parking spaces on the roof.

For conditions

Well, I will say good-bye now.

For the doer of the action

Sometimes にて is used with a first-person pronoun to mean “I/we” (i.e. the doer of the action) in a humble sentence.

We will do the procedure.

We will bear the shipping cost.

We sell it at our shop.

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