JLPT N2 Grammar (hanmen)

Meaning

while, on the other hand

How to use

Verb (casual, non-past)反面
Noun + である
な-adjective + な/である
い-adjective
Phrase 1 + その反面 + Phrase 2

Learn Japanese grammar: 【はんめん】(hanmen). Meaning: while, on the other hand.

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Example #1

このへやはひあたりがいいはんめん、なつはかなりあついです。
kono heya wa hiatari ga ii hanmen, natsu wa kanari atsui desu.
This room has great light exposure, but on the other hand it is very hot in the summer.
Example #2

ノートパソコンはてがるであるはんめん、こわれやすい。
nooto pasokon wa tegaru de aru hanmen, kowareyasui.
Laptops are cheap but on the other hand, they can break easily.
Example #3

こどものせいちょうはうれしいはんめん、どこかさびしい。
kodomo no seichou wa ureshii hanmen, dokoka sabishii.
I'm happy to see my children grow, but on the other hand I am a little bit sad.
Example #4

かれしができたら、たのしいはんめん、ひとりのじかんがすくなくなりました。
kareshi ga dekitara, tanoshii hanmen, hitori no jikan ga sukunaku narimashita.
I'm happy to have a boyfriend, but on the other hand my time for myself has considerably dropped.
Example #5

ひとりぐらしはたのしいはんめん、いっしょにはなすあいてがいないのでさびしいこともあります。
hitori gurashi wa tanoshii hanmen, issho ni hanasu aite ga inai node sabishii koto mo arimasu.
Living alone is enjoyable, but on the other hand it can sometimes be a little lonely not having someone to talk to.
Example #6

こどもにとって、インターネットはべんりなはんめん、わるいえいきょうをあたえることもあります。
kodomo ni totte, intaanetto wa benri na hanmen, warui eikyou wo ataeru koto mo arimasu.
For children, on one hand the inernet is very convenient, but there are also some negative effects as well.
Example #7

てんしょくをしたら、しゅうにゅうがふえたはんめん、ストレスもふえました。
tenshoku wo shitara, shuunyuu ga fueta hanmen, sutoresu mo fuemashita.
When changing jobs, although my salary increased, my stress also increased.
Example #8

いなかぐらしはふべんなはんめん、しぜんがおおくてくるまがすくないので、かいてきにすごしやすい。
Inaka kurashi wa fuben na hanmen, shizen ga ookute kuruma ga sukunai node, kaiteki ni sugoshi yasui.
Although it is inconvenient to live in the countryside, there is a lot of nature and few cars, so it very pleasant for passing time.

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