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Grammar detail: noun + がてら

noun + がてら - while
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noun
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がてら
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I'll take care of B while I do A; or I'll take care of A while I do B.
This form is used to describe carrying out two actions at the same time. Since I will do A, I might take the opportunity to do B too.
Noun + がてら is the most frequent form.
かまくら
鎌倉
えいぎょう
営業
がてら
だいぶつ
大仏

While I was on business in Kamakura, I went to see the Great Buddha.
そうどうせなら
さんぽ
散歩
がてら
りんどう
林道
って
プチ
しんりんよく
森林浴
でも・・・
I know, as we're going for a walk, we could take the forest path and do a little forest therapy ...
Verb stem + がてら is also possible, but it is much less common.
さんぽう
散歩
がてら
あたら
しく
できたレストラン
ってみた

As I happened to be out walking, I tried the recently-opened restaurant.
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Kanji used in this grammar

かま a sickle   
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ソウ   くら storehouse   
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エイ   occupied   いとな to be occupied with, to carry on (a business)   
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ギョウ   ゴウ    profession, business, industry   わざ deed, act   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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ブツ   Buddha; France   ほとけ Buddha   
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ケン   み to see   みえる to be seen; to appear   みせる to show   
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ライ   く to come   きた to be forthcoming   きた to induce   
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サン   ちらす to scatter, to distribute   ちらかす to scatter around   ちらかる to be in disorder   ち to fall (leaves etc)   
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ホ   フ   ブ   ある    あゆ to walk   
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リン   wood; trees   はやし wood   
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ドウ   トウ   みち road   
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コウ   ギョウ   アン   ゆ    い to go   おこな to take place   
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シン   もり forest   
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ヨク   あびる to shower, to bask in   あびせる to pour on   
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シン   あたらしい    あら    にい- new   
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