【N1】~にかこつけて /~ni kakotsukete

~にかこつけて ~ni kakotsukete

 How to make”~にかこつけて….” in Japanese.

    • ・ Meaning: ~を理由にして pretext of
    • ・ JLPT Level: 1 日本語能力試験N1級レベル
    • ・ Category: grammar 文法

You can use ~にかこつけて when you want to say “pretext of  ..”.

The patterns is below:

Noun + にかこつけて

例文:Examples of sentence (with audio)

He used his cold as the excuse to invite her to his house.

He excused himself from attending the meeting under the pretext of ill health.

He always finds some pretext [excuse/reason] or other for declining our invitations.

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