Learn JLPT N3 Grammar (kawari ni)

Meaning

Instead of; in exchange for; in return

How to use

Verb (casual)代わりに
Noun + の
その

Learn Japanese grammar:  (kawari ni). Meaning: used to express an alternative. Ex) Instead of this, I will do this…

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Example #1

くるまできたので、ビールのかわりにコーラをください。
kuruma de kita no de, biiru no kawari ni koora o kudasai.
Since I came by car, I will have a cola instead of beer.
Example #2

きょうはしごとへくるまでいくのかわりにじてんしゃでいった。
kyou wa shigoto e iku no kawari ni jitensha de itta.
Today, instead of going to work by car, I went by bicycle.
Example #3

けさはこーひーのかわりにおちゃをのんだ。
kesa wa koohii no kawari ni ocha wo nonda.
This morning, instead of drinking coffee, I drank tea.
Example #4

おはしがないので、そのかわりにフォークをつかう。
ohashi ga nai no de, sono kawari ni fooku wo tsukau.
Since I do not have any chopsticks, I will use a fork instead

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
お茶おちゃtea
お箸おはしchopsticks

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