JLPT N2 Grammar (kaette)


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

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

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Example #1

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

sore wa kaette iwazu ni oku hou ga yoi.
That had rather better be left unsaid.
Example #3

kanojo wa yaseru dokoro ka kaette taijuu ga fueta.
Her weight went up instead of down.
Example #4

takushii ni nottara densha yori kaette jikan ga kakatta.
Surprisingly, taking a taxi took longer than the train.
Example #5

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

fukou ga kaette kouun ot naru.
One's misfortune can turn into a blessing.
Example #7

betsu no michi de ittara gakkou ni hayaku tsuku to omottara kaette itsumo to kawaranai.
I thought I could get to school quicker by taking a different road, but it ended up being the same time.
Example #8

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

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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