通り掛かり

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2 Grade: S

Etymology[edit]

From 通り(とおり, tōri)(通る, とおる, tōru) + 掛かり(かかり, kakari)(掛かる, かかる, kakaru)(in the action)

Noun[edit]

通り掛かり (hiragana とおりがかり, romaji tōrigakari)

  1. passing; going by.

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Usage notes[edit]

Even though it is a noun, 通り掛かり is almost always used to modify other nouns, using the particle -の. For example, a passer-by would be 通り掛りの人 and a passing car would be 通り掛りの車.