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Grammar detail: 契機に

契機に - use as an opportunity to do
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use (phrase 1) as an opportunity to do (phrase 2)
たいしょく
退職
けいき
契機
さどう
茶道
はじ
めた

I took the opportunity of retirement to begin studying tea ceremony.
かのじょ
彼女
きんり
金利
じょうしょう
上昇
けいき
契機
くるま
ために
ひっし
必死
ちょきん
貯金
していた

She took advantage of the rise in interest rates and saved as hard as she could to buy a car.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ケイ   ちぎ to pledge, vow, promise   
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キ    machine   はた loom   
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タイ   しりぞ to retreat, back off   しりぞける to repel   
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ショク    job, employment, post, occupation   
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チャ   サ    tea   
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ドウ   トウ   みち road   
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シ   はじめる to begin, to start (something)   はじまる to begin, to commence   
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ヒ   かれ he   
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ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
キン   コン   かね gold; money   
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リ    effective, interest, profit, advantage   き to be effective   
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ジョウ   ショウ   うえ above   うわ- above   あげる to raise   あがる to rise   かみ first half, upper part   のぼ to climb   のぼせる to bring up, to raise   のぼ to bring up   
ショウ   のぼ to climb   
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シャ   くるま car   
バイ   か to buy   
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ヒツ   かなら certainly, invariably   
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シ   death   し die   
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チョ    savings   
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