JLPT N2 Grammar (kuse shite)

Meaning

although~; despite the fact that~; even though~

How to use

Verb (dictionary form)くせして
Noun + の
な-adjective + な
い-adjective
kuse shite くせして jlpt n2 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (kuse shite). Meaning: although~; despite the fact that~; even though~.

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Example #1

だいがくのくせして、そんなこともしらないの。
daigakusei no kuse shite, sonna koto mo shiranai no?
Even though you are a university student, you don't know that?
Example #2

かれはうたがへたなくせして、いつもカラオケにいきたがる。
kare wa uta ga heta na kuse shite, itsumo karaoke ni ikitagaru.
Despite being bad at singing, he always wants to go to do karaoke.
Example #3

かれはおおきなからだのくせして、ほんとうにちからがないんだね。
kare wa ooki na karada no kuse shite, hontou ni chikara ga nain da ne.
Despite having a large body, he doesn't really have any power.
Example #4

なにもしらないくせして、しっているようなことをいう。
nani mo shiranai kuse shite, shitteiru youna koto o iu.
Even though you don't know anything, you talk as though you do.
Example #5

かのじょはおかしいだね。すきなくせして、きらいだといっている。
kanojo waokashii da ne. suki na kuse shite, kirai da to itte iru.
She is a bit strange. Even though she likes him she says that she hates him.
Example #6

たにんのわるいくちばかりをいうもんじゃないよ、じぶんはなにもできないくせして。
tanin no warui kuchi bakari o iu mon janai yo, jibun wa nani mo dekinai kuse shite.
You shouldn't be just saying bad things about others, especially when you can't do anything yourself.
Example #7

せんせいのくせしてこんなかんたんなかんじもよめないなんて、ありえない。
sensei no kuse shite kon na kantan na kanji mo yomenai nante, ari enai.
Despite being a teacher, it's unbelievable that you are not able to read such an easy kanji character.
Example #8

かれは、おれよりJLPTのレベルがひくいくせして、なんでおれよりはなすのがうまいだろう。
kare wa, ore yori JLPT no reberu ga hikui kuse shite, nande ore yori hanasu no ga umai darou.
He has a lower JLPT level than me, so why is he better at speaking than me?

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