JLPT N1 Grammar (to ie domo)

Meaning

even if; even though; despite ~

How to use

Verb (casual)といえ(ども)
Noun +(だ)
な-adjective +(だ)
い-adjective + い
to ie domo といえども jlpt n1 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (to iedomo). Meaning: even if; even though; despite ~.

This grammar is often used with prepositions like:

  1. たとえ~といえども (tatoe~to ie domo) – even for example ~
  2. いくら~といえども (ikura~to ie domo) – even [X] amount ~
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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

プロといえども、しっぱいすることだってある。
puro to ie domo, shippai suru koto datte aru.
Even professionals can make mistakes.
Example #2

デザインがいいといえども、せいのうがわるければうれないよ。
dezain ga ii to ie domo, seinou ga warukereba urenai yo.
Even if the design is good, it won't sell if the performance is poor.
Example #3

がいこくじんといえども、にほんにすんでいるのだから、にほんのほうりつはまもらなければならない。
gaikokujin to ie domo, nihon ni sundeiru no dakara, nihon no houritsu wa mamorana kereba naranai.
Even though they may be a foreigner, they're living in Japan and must obey Japanese laws.
Example #4

かいしゃのしゃちょうといえども、かんたんにはしゃいんをくびにすることはできない。
kaisha no shachou to ie domo, kantan ni wa shain o kubi ni suru koto wa dekinai.
Even the company president cannot just simply fire an employee.
Example #5

たとえきょうだいといえども、にくしみあうこともある。
tatoe kyoudai to ie domo, nikushimiau koto mo aru.
Even siblings sometimes hate each other.
Example #6

あたらずといえどもとおからずだ。
atarazu to ie domo tookarazu da.
Even though you didn't get it right, you weren't far off.
Example #7

ひろいとちがあるといえども、いなかなのでふどうさんのかちはあまりない。
hiroi tochi ga aru to ie domo, inaka nano de fudousan no kachi wa amari nai.
Even though this is a big piece of land, there is little real estate value since it is in the countryside.
Example #8

いくら生きるためといえども、人の物を盗むのは良くない。
ikura ikiru tame to ie domo, hito no mono o nusumu no wa yokunai.
No matter how much it may be for the purpose of living, it is not good to steal things from others.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
小児しょうにinfant; young child
憎しみ会うにくしみあうmutual hatred
土地とちland
不動産ふどうさんreal estate
価値かちvalue

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