JLPT N2 Grammar (kaette)

Meaning

on the contrary; rather; all the more; surprisingly~

How to use

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Learn Japanese grammar: (kaette). Meaning: on the contrary; rather; all the more; surprisingly~.

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Example #1

かれはてだすけどころかかえってじゃまになった。
kare wa tedasuke dokoro ka kaette jama ni natta.
He was in no position to help, on the contrary he got in the way.
Example #2

それはかえっていわずにおくほうがよい。
sore wa kaette iwazu ni oku hou ga yoi.
That had rather better be left unsaid.
Example #3

かのじょはやせるどころかかえってたいじゅうがふえた。
kanojo wa yaseru dokoro ka kaette taijuu ga fueta.
Her weight went up instead of down.
Example #4

タクシーにのったらでんしゃよりかえってじかんがかかった。
takushii ni nottara densha yori kaette jikan ga kakatta.
Surprisingly, taking a taxi took longer than the train.
Example #5

しんせつでいったつもりだが、かえっておこらせてしまったようだ。
shinsetsu de itta tsumori da ga, kaette okorasete shimatta you da.
I planned on saying it kindly, but I've instead seemed to have angered them.
Example #6

ふこうがかえってこううんとなる。
fukou ga kaette kouun ot naru.
One's misfortune can turn into a blessing.
Example #7

べつのみちでいったらがっこうにはやくつくとおもったらかえっていつもとかわらない。
betsu no michi de ittara gakkou ni hayaku tsuku to omottara kaette itsumo to kawaranai.
I thought I could get to school quicker by takin a different road, but it ended up being the same time.
Example #8

しけんのためによくべんきょうしたが、かえってふごうかくのショックはおおきかった。
shiken no tame ni yoku benkyou shita ga, kaette fugoukaku no shokku wa ooki katta.
I studied a lot for the test, which made my failure all the more shocking.
Example #9

ウイルスのえいきょうでビジネスはりえきをあげるどころか、かえっておおぞんだった。
uirusu no eikyou de bijinesu wa rieki o ageru dokoro ka, kaette oozon datta.
Due to the effects of the virus, business profits are in no position to increase. On the contrary, it was a big loss.

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