Grammar Info

N2 Lesson 2: 19/24

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Due to, On account of, Each or every

Structure

Noun + つき

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About につき

Although rarely seen in its kanji form, につき is a grammar pattern that comes from a combination of に and the conjunctive form of the う- Verb ()く 'to take up (A)', or 'to assume (A)'. This meaning is usually in regard to assuming a new position, such as a new job.
However, the particular meaning conveyed here will be closer to 'due to (A), (B)', 'on account of (A), (B)', or 'for each (A), (B)'. につき will follow nouns directly, before the (B) part of the sentence describes what is happening 'due to' or 'on account of (A)'.
  • 閉店(へいてん)につき特別(とくべつ)セール開催中(かいさいちゅう)
    Due to our store closing, there is a special sale going on!
  • 工事(こうじ)(ちゅう)につき、この(さき)()()禁止(きんし)
    Due to construction, entry beyond this point is prohibited.
  • この商品(しょうひん)大人気(だいにんき)のため、一人(ひとり)につき(ふた)つまでとさせていただいております。
    Since this product is very popular, we are limiting it to two per person.
This grammar point is quite formal, so it is often seen in formal documents, announcements, and notifications.
Regardless of the several common English translations, the base meaning of 'to affix to (A)' is kept in all of the uses of につき, as it simply implies that (B) is in answer to, exists in a way that is directly linked to, suitable for, or caused by (A).

Examples

  • 開店(かいてん)につき事務(じむ)(いん)募集(ぼしゅう)する

    On account of opening a new shop, we are hiring clerks.

  • (あつ)気象(きしょう)につき、ケイティ・シェリーのコンサートがキャンセルされました。ご迷惑(めいわく)をおかけして(もう)(わけ)ありません。

    Due to hot weather, Katy Sherry's concert has been canceled. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

  • 改築(かいちく)につき、2 (かい)のお手洗(てあらい)をご使用(しよう)ください。ご迷惑(めいわく)をおかけして(もう)(わけ)ありません。

    Due to renovation, please use the restroom on the second floor. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

  • 明日(あした)祭日(さいじつ)につき会社(かいしゃ)(やす)です。

    On account of tomorrow's festival, the company will be closed.

  • 工事(こうじ)(ちゅう)につき迂回(うかい)してください。

    Due to construction, please take a detour.

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