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〜と(は)反対に

Usage:

Verb + の + と(は)反対はんたい
i-Adj + の + と(は)反対はんたい
na-Adj + な + の + と(は)反対はんたい
Noun + と(は)反対はんたい


Meaning:

「〜と(は)反対はんたいに」means “on the contrary”, “against…”.

Examples:

わたしそうとは反対はんたいに、かれらはあいけた。
They lost the game, which is against my expectation.
 
あね勤勉きんべんなのと反対はんたいに、いもうとはゲームをやるのがきだ。
The elder sister is very hard-working, on the contrary, the younger sister likes to play games.

Note:

You can use それとは反対はんたいに directly as a conjunction.

あね勤勉きんべんひとだ。それとは反対はんたいに、いもうとはゲームをやるのがきだ。
The elder sister is very hard-working, on the contrary, the younger sister likes to play games.
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