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Learn JLPT N3 Grammar: どころか (dokoro ka)

Learn Japanese Grammar JLPT N3

 

Meaning: far from, anything but, let alone, much less

Formation:


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Verb-dictionary form + どころか
いadjective + どころか
なadjective + などころか
Noun + どころか

Example sentences:

忙しくて、休みをとるどころか、食事をする時間もない。
isogashikute, yasumi o toru dokoro ka, shokuji o suru jikan mo nai.
I’m so busy that I don’t even have time to eat, let alone taking a day off.

私は彼に役に立つどころか、迷惑もかけた。
watashi wa kare ni yaku ni tatsu dokoro ka, meiwaku mo kaketa.
I not only didn’t help him, I also caused him trouble.


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