JLPT N3 Grammar (dokoro ka)


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

How to use

Verb (casual, non-past)どころか
な-adjective + (な)

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

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Example #1

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

Ima no kyuuryou wa ie wo kau dokoro ka shokuji mo tarinai.
The current salary is not enough to buy a house, let alone enough food to eat.
Example #3

Watashi wa nihongo de ronbun wo kaku dokoro ka kantan na kaiwa mo dekinai.
I can't do simple conversations, much less write a dissertation in Japanese.
Example #4

『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 #5

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

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.

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