JLPT N3 Grammar (ni kawatte / ni kawari)


instead of; replacing; on behalf of ~

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Noun (person)にかわって
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Learn Japanese grammar:  (ni kawatte) / (ni kawari). Meaning: instead of; replacing; on behalf of ~.

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にかわり (ni kawari) is more formal than にかわって (ni kawatte).

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Example #1

otouto wa, haha ni kawatte gohan o tsukutta.
My little brother made dinner instead of my mom.
Example #2

buchou ni kawari, watashi wa kaigi ni sanka shimashita.
I participated in the meeting instead of my manager.
Example #3

DVD ni kawari, buruurei ga tsukawareru you ni natta.
Bluray is starting to be used now instead of DVDs.
Example #4

chichi ni kawatte hitokoto orei o moushi agemasu.
I will say a word of thanks in place of my father.
Example #5

raishuu no shucchou wa oosaka ni kawatte, kyouto ni iku koto ni narimashita.
Next week's business trip was changed from Osaka to Kyoto.
Example #6

shucchou chuu no buchou ni kawatte watashi ga aisatsu sasete itadakimasu.
Please accept my greetings in place of my boss who is currently away on a business trip.
Example #7

tadaima yamada ga gaishutsu shite orimasu node, yamada ni kawarimashite, watashi ga taiou sasete itadakimsu.
Mr. Yamada is currently out of the office, so please allow me to deal with it instead.
Example #8

ani ni kawari, watashi wa katei no keiei o ukeiremashita.
I inherited the family business instead of my brother.

Vocabulary List

一言ひとごとsingle word
申し上げますもうしあげますto say (polite)
ご飯ごはんmeal; rice
出張しゅっちょうbusiness trip

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