JLPT N2 Grammar (ippou de)

Meaning

on one hand, on the other hand; although~

How to use

Verb (casual)一方(で)
Noun + である
な-adjective + である
い-adjective
ippou de 一方で いっぽうで jlpt n2 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

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

The で is optional, but when left out it can imply that the alternatives are more far apart.


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Example #1

おかあさんはやさしいいっぽうで、おとうさんはこわい。
okaasan wa yasashii ippou de, otousan wa kowai.
My mother is kind, but on the other hand my father is scary.
Example #2

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 #3

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 #4

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 #5

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 #6

そのしごとはあまりおもしろくなかったが、そのいっぽうできゅうよはよかった。
sono shigoto wa amari omoshiroku nakatta ga, sono ippou de kyuuyo wa yokatta.
That job was not very interesting, but on the other hand it paid well.
Example #7

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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