JLPT N2 Grammar (gyaku ni)

Meaning

on the contrary

How to use

逆に + phrase

Learn Japanese grammar: 【ぎゃくに】(gyaku ni). Meaning: on the contrary.

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Example #1

ぎゃくに、きらいなにほんのりょうりはなんですか?
gyaku ni, kirai na nihon no ryouri wa nan desu ka?
On the other hand, what is a Japanese food that you hate?
Example #2

かれはゲームがだいすきだが、ぎゃくにおとうとさんはきらいだ。
kare wa geemu ga daisuki daga, gyaku ni otouto san wa kirai da.
He loves to play games, but contrarily his younger brother dislikes them.
Example #3

ぎゃくに、すべてのじょせいがははおやであるというわけではない。
gyaku ni, subete no josei ga hahaoya de aru to iu wake dewa nai.
Conversely, not all women are mothers.
Example #4

かれはまったくうろたえるようすもなく、ぎゃくにニッコリわらった。
kare wa mattaku urotaeru yousu mo naku, gyaku ni nikkori waratta.
He showed no dismay; on the contrary, he smiled cheerfully.
Example #5

わたしはストレスがたまるとしょくよくがなくなるではなく、ぎゃくになにかたべないときがすまなくなる。
Watashi wa sutoresu ga tamaru to shokuyoku ga nakunarude wa naku, gyaku ni nanika tabenaito ki ga sumanaku naru.
I don't lose my appetite when I get stressed, rather I can't calm down unless I eat something.
Example #6

こんかいのしけんはじしんがまんまんでごうかくできるとおもっていたけど、ぎゃくにおちた。
Konkai no shiken wa jishin ga manman de goukaku dekiru to omotte ita kedo, gyaku ni ochita.
I was full of confidence that I could pass this exam, but I ended up failing.
Example #7

くすりによっては、やくにたつどころかぎゃくにがいになるものもある。
Kusuri ni yotte wa, yaku ni tatsu dokoro ka gyaku ni gai ni naru mono mo aru.
Some medicines do more harm than good.

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