N3 Grammar Course

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N3 Grammar Course

Lesson 4: 一方/一方で


①Verb(Dictionary Form,Negative Form…)+一方/一方
②i-Adj + 一方/一方
③na-Adj + な/である + 一方/一方
④Noun + の/である + 一方/一方


「一方(いっぽう)/一方(いっぽう)で」means “on the other hand”.
You can use this to compare two aspects of someone/something, or compare two people/things in one aspect.

Example Sentences:

He is a singer,on the other hand,he is a famous actor too.

The young brother is tall,on the other hand,the elder brother is short.

I have read sixty pages, while he has read only ten.

Some men yearn to live in the countryside, while others prefer living in the city.

While Tom can speak Japanese, he can also speak Chinese.

While online sales are up, in-store sales are down.

Traveling abroad is often fun because it allows you to experience something out of the ordinary, but it can also make you feel anxious.

While the company Ricoh manufactures cameras, it also focuses on the development of medical devices.

Although he is rich, he is also a kind person who actively participates in volunteer work and charity work.

While he is an actor, he is also active as a singer.
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