JLPT N1 Grammar (towa ie)

Meaning

though; although; be that as it may; nonetheless

How to use

Verb (casual)とはいえ
Noun +(だ)
な-adjective +(だ)
い-adjective + い
towa ie とはいえ jlpt n1 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (towa ie). Meaning: though; although; be that as it may; nonetheless.

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Example #1

きょうしとはいえ、こたえられないこともある。
kyoushi towa ie, kotaerarenai koto mo aru.
Although they may be a teacher, there are things that they cannot answer.
Example #2

わかっているとはいえ、やっぱりわかれはつらいものだ。
wakatteiru to wa ie, yappari wakare wa tsurai mono da.
I know, but it's hard to say goodbye.
Example #3

私はにほんじんだとはいえ、アメリカでそだったので、かんじがあまりよめません。
watashi wa nihonjin da towa ie, amerika de sodatta no de, kanji ga amari yomemasen.
Although I'm Japanese, I grew up in the United States, so I can't read kanji very much.
Example #4

まだしめきりまでじかんがあるとはいえ、はやめにかんせいしたほうがいい。
mada shimekiri made jikan ga aru towa ie, hayame ni kansei shita hou ga ii.
Although there's plenty of time before the deadline, it's better to finish early.
Example #5

もうかこのこととはいえ、そうかんたんにはゆるすことはできない。
mou kako no koto towa ie, sou kantan ni wa yurusu koto wa dekinai.
Although it's a thing of the past, it's not so easy to forgive.
Example #6

しらなかったこととはいえしっぱいなことをしてしまい、たいへんもうしわけありませんでした。
shiranakatta koto towa ie shitsurei na koto o shite shimai, taihen moushi wake arimasen deshita.
Although I did not know, I deeply apologize for my rude behavior.
Example #7

にゅうしゃしたばかりとはいえ、もうすこしまともなあいさつができないのだろうか。
nyuusha shita bakari towa ie, mousukoshi matomona aisatsu ga dekinai no darou ka.
You may have just started working here, but don't you think you can do better with your greetings?
Example #8

かれはまだみせいねんだとはいえ、じぶんののおかしたこういにしっかりとせきにんをもつべきだ。
kare wa mada miseinen da towa ie, jibun no okoshita koui ni shikkari to sekinin o motsu beki da.
Although he is still a minor, he should take full responsibility for his actions.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
失礼しつれいrude
教師きょうしteacher
挨拶あいさつgreeting
締め切りしめきりdeadline
完成かんせいcomplete

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