ごとに - Grammar Discussion

each・every
at intervals of

Structure

  • Noun + ごとに
  • Verb + ごとに

[For continuous variables like seconds, minutes, hours assuming that event is momentary Xおきに can be replaced with Xごとに meaning every X]
[For discrete variables like days, weeks, months, stairs etc Xおきに cannot be replaced with Xごとに]

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Can someone please explain what ごとに does in this sentence?
彼は将棋やポーカーといった勝負ごとに強い

Hi there,

The ごとに used here is actually not the same use as this grammar lesson. In this sentence, ごと is attached to 勝負, which make the word 勝負事, which means, ‘competition/game/game of chance’. So the sentence, 彼は将棋やポーカーといった勝負事に強い, translates to ‘He is very good at games like shogi and poker.’

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Oh ok thank you very much!

I don’t understand the diference in use of に and ごとに. Sometimes i write に im suppose to write ごとに and i dont understand why.