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その日を境に

Why does this mean 'On that day', does 境 mean something other then 'boundary'/'area' in this sentence?

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    In this sentence? You seem to have forgotten to include the sentence. – user3856370 Apr 21 at 16:38
  • That was all there was to it – M--- Apr 21 at 16:52
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    I'm guessing it means 'from that day' rather than 'on that day'. Literally "with that day as a watershed". But that really is just a logical guess. I've never seen it before. If you're not familiar with the AをBに construction then try this link: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/20854/… – user3856370 Apr 21 at 16:58
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「その日を境{さかい}に」

「境」 in this phrase means a "turning point" where something changed.

What it is that changed must be explained (or at least implied) in the context before this phrase appears.

"Ever since that day..."

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