JLPT N1 Grammar (towaie)

Meaning

although; nonetheless; be that as it may

How to use

Verb (casual) とはいえ
Noun
な-adjective
い-adjective

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

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Example #1

知らなかったが、それでも
shiranakatta koto towaie shitsurei na koto wo shite shimai, taihen moushi wake arimasen deshita.
Although I wasn't aware of any wrong doing at the time, I deeply apologize for my rude behavior.
Example #2

教師なのだが、それでも
kyoushi towaie, kotaerarenai koto mo aru.
Even for teachers, there are things that they cannot answer.
Example #3

入社したばかりのは分かっているが、それでも
nyuusha shita bakari towaie, mousukoshi matomona aisatsu ga dekinai no darou ka.
I know that you only recently started working here, but don't you think you can do a better greeting than that?
Example #4

締め切りまで時間があるが、それでも
mada shimekiri made jikan ga aru towaie, hayame ni kansei shita hou ga ii.
Even though there's plenty of time before the deadline, it's better to finish early.

Vocabulary List

Kanji Kana English
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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