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Grammar detail: verb て form + 初めて

verb て form + 初めて - not until... that..., only after... did ....
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verb て form
+
初めて
means
not until~ that~
,
only after~ did~
ごうとう
強盗
にあってはじめて
きょうふ
恐怖
った

Not until I was robbed, did I know fear.
わたし
にほん
日本
はじ
めて
さしみ
刺身
べた

It was not until I came to Japan that I ate sashimi.
われわれ
びょうき
病気
して
はじ
めて
けんこう
健康
ありがたさわかる
It is not until we lose our health that we recognise its blessing.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ショ   はつ    うい-    はじ beginning   -ぞ first doing of   
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キョウ   ゴウ   つよ strong   つよまる to get stronger   つよめる to strengthen   しいる to compel, to force   
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トウ   ぬす to steal   
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キョウ   おそれる to fear, be afraid of   おそろしい terrible, dreadful   
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フ   こわ frightening   
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チ   し to know   
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シ   わたくし    わたし I, myself   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
ホン   book   もと origin   
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ライ   く to come   きた to be forthcoming   きた to induce   
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シ   さ to stab   ささる to prick   
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シン   み body, person   
ショク   ジキ    food   たべる to eat   く to eat   
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ヘイ   ビョウ   やまい illness   や to fall ill   
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キ   ケ    spirit   
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ケン   すこやか healthy   
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コウ    peace, composure   
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