JLPT N1 Grammar (ta tokoro de)


even if; no matter (who, what, when, where, why, how)

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Verb (た form)ところで
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Learn Japanese grammar: (ta tokoro de). Meaning: even if; no matter (who, what, when, where, why, how).

This is a conjunction that most often concludes with some negative result, implying that there is no point in doing something. Ex) even if I diet, I cannot lose weight…

This can also be used as .

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Example #1

donnani hashitta tokoro de, zettai ni maniawanai darou.
Even if I run, there's no way I'd make it in time.
Example #2

nankai yonda tokoro de, imi wa mattaku rikai dekinai.
Even if I read it numerous times, I wouldn't be able to understand anything.
Example #3

sono gakkou wa, sotsugyou shita tokoro de, ii shuushokusaki wa nai darou.
Even if I graduate from that school, it's doubtful there are any good work opportunities after that.
Example #4

okotta tokoro de, nani mo kaiketsu shinai shi, mazu wa ochitsuite hanashi o kikou.
Being upset won't help resolve anything. First calm down and then let's hear what you have to say.
Example #5

sonna tagaku no shakkin wa, ie o utta tokoro de, toutei kaesenai.
With such a large amount of debt, even if I sold my house, I wouldn't be able to pay it off.
Example #6

shiken wa mou owattan da shi, koukai shita tokoro de kekka wa nanimo kawaranai yo.
The test is already over. Even if you have regrets now, that won't change the results at all.
Example #7

kare no shakkin wa, yasumi naku mainichi hataraita tokoro de, kaeseru you na gaku de wa nai.
With his loan, even if he worked everyday without taking weekends off, he still wouldn't be able to pay it off.

Vocabulary List

多額たがくlarge amount of money
借金しゃっきんdebt; loan
到底とうていby no means
がくamount (financial)

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