Learn JLPT N2 Grammar (wa tomokaku)

Meaning

whether or not; nevermind; regardless of; not to mention

How to use

Nounはともかく(として)

Learn Japanese grammar: (wa tomokaku). Meaning: whether or not; nevermind; regardless of; not to mention.

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Example #1

いくかいかないかはともかく、レストランのよやくだけはしておこう。
iku ka ikanai ka wa tomokaku, resutoran no yoyaku dake wa shite okou.
Whether or not we are going, let's at least make the restaurant reservation.
Example #2

このみせのしなものは、しつはともかくしゅるいはおおい。
kono mise no shinamono wa, shitsu wa tomokaku shurui wa ooi.
Regardless of the quality of the goods at this store, they have a lot of variety.
Example #3

おくさんのりょうりはみためはともかくあじはおいしい。
okusan no ryouri wa mitame wa tomokaku aji wa oishii.
Regardless of weather it looks good or not, my wife's cooking tastes pretty good.
Example #4

かんじをよむことはともかく、かくことはにがてだ。
kanji o yomu koto wa tomokaku, kaku koto wa nigate da.
I can't even write kanji, let alone read it.
Example #5

あのはいゆうは、かおはともかくとしてえんぎがすばらしい。
ano haiyuu wa, kao wa tomokaku toshite engi ga subarashii.
Whether or not he/she has a nice face, they are a great actor.
Example #6

ともかくぶじでよかった。
tomokaku buji de yokatta.
In any case, I'm glad you're OK.
Example #7

ねだんはともかく、こんばんとまれるホテルがみつかってよかった。
nedan wa tomokaku, konban tomareru hoteru ga mitukatte yokatta.
Regardless of the price, I'm just glad I found a hotel to stay at tonight.
Example #8

けっこんあいては、かおはともかく、りょうりができるひとがいいなぁ。
kekkon aite wa, kao wa tomokaku, ryouri ga dekiru hito ga iinaa.
For a marriage partner, their face isn't so important to me, but I'd really like to have someone who can cook.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
無事ぶじsafe
品物しなものgoods; product
しつquality
種類しゅるいvariety
多いおおいmany
奥さんおくさんwife (non-formal)
料理りょうりcooking
見た目みためappearance
美味しいおいしいdelicious
漢字かんじkanji (Chinese characters)
苦手にがてbad; poor
俳優はいゆうactor
かおface
演技えんぎacting; performance
素晴らしいすばらしいfantastic; wonderful

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