JLPT N3 Grammar (ippou de)

Meaning

on one hand, on the other hand

How to use

Verb (dictionary form一方(で)
Verb (casual, past)
Noun + である
い-adjective
な-adjective + である
Phrase 1 + 一方で + Phrase 2
Phrase 1 + その一方で + Phrase 2

Learn Japanese grammar: 【いっぽうで】(ippou de). Meaning: on one hand, on the other hand.

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Example #1

ちちはじぶんにきびしいいっぽうで、たにんにはやさしい。
chichi wa jibun ni kibishii ippou de, ta’nin niwa yasashii.
My father is very strict with himself but very kind to others.
Example #2

かのじょのしごとはなつはひじょうにいそがしいいっぽう、ふゆはひまになる。
kanojo no shigoto wa natsu wa hijou ni isogashii ippou, fuyu wa hima ni naru.
Her work is very busy in the summer, but on the other hand it is much more relaxed in the winter.
Example #3

かれははいゆうであるいっぽうで、かしゅとしてもかつやくしている。
Kare wa haiyuu dearu ippou de, kashu toshite mo katsuyaku shite iru.
He is an actor, and on the other hand is active as a singer.
Example #4

かいがいりょこうはひにちじょうをたいけんてきることから、たのしいとかんじることがおおいいっぽうで、ふあんなこともある。
kaigai ryokou wa hinichijou o taiken dekiru koto kara, tanoshii to kanjiru koto ga ooi ippou de, fuan na koto mo aru.
Traveling abroad can be extraordinary, so it's often fun, but on the other hand can be uneasy.
Example #5

ろうじんのじんこうがふえているいっぽうで、じゃくねんろうどうりょくのかずがどんどんへっています。
roujin no jinkou ga fueteiru ippou de, jakunen roudouryoku no kazu ga dondon hette imasu.
While the number of old people is increasing, the young labor force is decreasing.

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