JLPT N2 Grammar (dokoro dewa nai)

Meaning

not the time for; not the place for; far from; anything but~

How to use

Verb (casual)どころではない
どころじゃない
Noun
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Learn Japanese grammar: (dokoro dewa nai). Meaning: not the time for; not the place for; far from; anything but~.


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Example #1

かれはよくまちがいをするが、バカどころではない。
kare wa yoku machigai o suru ga, baka dokoro dewa nai.
He often makes mistakes, but he is no fool.
Example #2

しゅくだいがたくさんあってテレビをみるどころではない。
shukudai ga takusan atte terebi o miru dokoro dewa nai.
There's a bunch of homework to do, this is no time to be watching TV.
Example #3

かぜがひどくて、あそびにいくどころじゃない。
kaze ga hidokute, asobi ni iku doroko janai.
I have a bad cold and can't even think about going out right now.
Example #4

かのじょはケーキやではたらいているから、まいとしクリスマスはかのじょとデートどころではない。
kanojo wa keekiya de hataraite iru kara, maitoshi kurisumasu wa kanojo to deeto dokoro dewa nai.
She works at a cake shop so every year on Christmas she has no time to go on a date with her boyfriend.
Example #5

たにんのしごとをてつだうどころではありません。じぶんのしごともまにあわないんです。
tanin no shigoto o tetsudau dokoro dewa arimasen. jibun no shigoto mo mani awanain desu.
There is no time to be helping other people with their work. You'll end up being late with your own work.
Example #6

ねんまつからははのにゅういんで、おしょうがつどころではありません。
nenmatsu kara haha no nyuuin de, oshougatsu dokoro dewa arimasen.
From the end of the year until my mother's hospitalization I've been too preoccupied to even think about New Year's activities.
Example #7

こんなおそいじかんにみんなはねむくてしゃべるどころじゃない。
konna osoi jikan ni minna wa nemukute shaberu dokoro janai.
At this late hour, everyone is too sleepy to talk.
Example #8

くるまをかったばかりでおかねがないので、かいがいりょこうどころではない。
kuruma o katta bakari de okane ga nai node, kaigai ryokou dokoro dewa nai.
I just bought a car and no longer have any money, so this is no time to go travel abroad.

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