JLPT N1 Grammar (towaie)


although; nonetheless; be that as it may

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Verb (casual) とはいえ

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

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Example #1

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

kyoushi towaie, kotaerarenai koto mo aru.
Even for teachers, there are things that they cannot answer.
Example #3

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

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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