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How is this different from ずつ which is also used in time intervals?
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7 years ago
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Hi Vedha I think it might be to do with quantity? I know that ずつ is used after a quantifier e.g. つずつおえる 'I learn 5 kanji every day' whereas ごとに you can use after a regular noun: ごとにてる・しょうがつはいえごとにかどまつをたてる 'They put up pine tree decorations at every house on New Year's Day.' I know thatずつ emphasises the 'equal distribution' of the event as well, I'm not sure thatごとに does that.
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7 years ago
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Maybe add the kanji for it, since some people used that in their example, even though it's rarely used? I never knew that could be read as ごと and was confused for a moment.
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6 years ago
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This is a few months late but ごとに can be used after a verb. ex. なんかうごとに、えていってないか。 With every day that passes, it seems like you come home with a new injury.
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5 years ago (Edited 5 years ago.)
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Excellent point, updated!
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5 years ago
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I have found another example that follows a different format than the above. おさんには、だいたいテーブルごとにきながあって、でおきをる。
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5 years ago
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How is ごとに different from おきに? Could someone please clarify? Thanks
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8 months ago
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nihongo-c.co.jp/blog/blog-entry-112.html
So, this is pretty interesting. If the time before it is in seconds, minutes, or hours, they are the same.
If it is in days, months, years, they are different. With these longer times, ごとに means what you'd expect it to. However, おき means that time is placed (おく) in between the two events.
おきに means A, then 1 day, then B.
3おきに means A, then 3 years passes, then B.
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8 months ago
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