JLPT N1 Grammar (ta tokoro de)

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Verb (casual past) ところで

Learn Japanese grammar: (ta tokoro de). Meaning: even if~.

It 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..

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Example #1

たとえ走っても
donnani hashita tokoro de, zettai ni maniawanai darou.
Even if (I) run, there's no way (I'd) make it.
Example #2

たとえ何回読んでも
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

たとえ売っても
sonna tagaku no shakkin wa, ie wo 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 #4

たとえ毎日働いても
kare no shakkin wa, yasumi naku mainichi hataraita tokoro de, kaeseru you na gaku de wa nai.
Even if he worked every day without taking weekends off, he still wouldn't be able to pay off his debts.

Vocabulary List

Kanji Kana English
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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