JLPT N2 Grammar (dokoro ka)

Meaning

far from; anything but; let alone; not to mention; much less~

How to use

Verb (casual, non-past)どころか
Noun
な-adjective + (な)
い-adjective
dokoro ka どころか jlpt n2 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (dokoro ka). Meaning: far from; anything but; let alone; not to mention; much less~.


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Example #1

もっとべんきょうしないと、N2どころかN3もむりだ。
motto benkyou shinaito, N2 dokoro ka N3 mo muri da.
If you do not study more, you will not be able to pass N2, let alone N3.
Example #2

そんなたべもの、けんこうになるどころか、びょうきになっちゃうよ。
sonna tabemono, kenkou ni naru dokoro ka, byouki ni nacchau yo.
That food isn't going to make you healthy, on the contrary it will make you sick.
Example #3

「なつやすみはとれそう?」
「いそがしくてなつやすみどころかにちようびもやすめない。」
「natsu yasumi wa toresou?」
「isogashikute natsu yasumi dokoro ka nichiyoubi mo yasumeni.」
"Does it look like you can take summer break off?"
"I'm so busy I won't be able to take a summer break, much less even a Sunday off."
Example #4

いしゃにだされたくすりをのんでいるのに、よくなるどころか、しょうじょうはひどくなるいっぽうだよ。
isha ni dasareta kusuri o nondeiru noni, yoku naru dokoro ka, shoujou ga hidoku naru ippou da yo.
Even though I'm taking the medicine my doctor gave me, I am not getting better. On the contrary, my symptoms keep getting worse.
Example #5

わたしはかれにやくにたつどころか、めいわくもかけた。
watashi wa kare ni yaku ni tatsu dokoro ka, meiwaku mo kaketa.
I was far from being of any help to him. Rather I got in his way.
Example #6

いそがしくて、やすみをとるどころか、しょくじをするじかんもない。
isogashikute, yasumi o toru dokoro ka, shokuji o suru jikan mo nai.
I’m so busy that I don’t even have time to eat, let alone take a day off.
Example #7

わたしはにほんごでろんぶんをかくどころかかんたんなかいわもできない。
watashi wa nihongo de ronbun o kaku dokoro ka kantan na kaiwa mo dekinai.
I can't do simple conversations, much less write a dissertation in Japanese.
Example #8

いまのきゅうりょうはいえをかうどころかしょくじもたりない。
ima no kyuuryou wa ie o kau dokoro ka shokuji mo tarinai.
The current salary is not enough to buy a house, let alone enough food to eat.

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