JLPT N1 Grammar (wa socchinoke de / o socchinoke de)


ignoring (one thing) for (another)​​; instead of ~

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Noun +(は / を)そっちのけで
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Learn Japanese grammar: (wa socchinoke de / o socchinoke de). Meaning: ignoring (one thing) for (another)​; instead of ~.

This is used to express that one leaves what they should be doing and instead do something else.

It can be used for both good and bad things.

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Example #1

kare wa benkyou socchinoke de asonde bakari ita.
He doesn't study at all, he just plays around.
Example #2

watashi no douryou wa shigoto o socchinoke de sumaho sawatte bakari da.
My co-workers don't focus on work and are constantly touching their phones.
Example #3

tsuma wa kaji socchinoke de neko to asonde iru.
My wife is playing with the cat instead of doing household chores.
Example #4

seito tachi wa sensei no chuui o socchinoke de oshaberi ni muchuu da.
The students ignored the teacher's warnings and were caught up in their conversations.
Example #5

daigaku 4 nensei no otouto wa shuushoku wa socchinoke de, mainichi pasokon geemu ni bottou shite iru.
My younger brother is a fourth year university student who instead of searching for a job, is absorbed in computer games every day.
Example #6

kanojo wa hongyou o socchinoke de fukugyou ni sei o dashite iru.
She is devoting herself to her side business, leaving her main business behind.
Example #7

kono shousetsu omoshiro sugite, iroiro socchinoke de yomifukette shimai sou.
This novel is so interesting that I may leave many things (that I should do) aside to indulge myself in it.

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