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Decoded Slug: ~くせして (〜kuse shite)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~くせして (〜kuse shite)

~くせして (〜kuse shite)

Short explanation:

Used to criticize someone for doing something contrary to their nature or appearance.


Verb-ますstem/い-Adjective + くせに, な-Adjective + なくせに, Noun + のくせに


Kare wa itsumo chikoku shite kuru kuse ni, jibun ga matasareru no ga kirai da.
He's always late, and yet he hates being kept waiting.
Warui na to itteru kuse ni, mata onaji koto wo kurikaeshite iru.
He says he's sorry but then keeps doing the same thing.
Kare wa se ga takai kuse ni, basuke ga heta da.
Despite being tall, he's bad at basketball.
Kono mise wa youmei na no kuse ni, saabisu ga warui.
Despite being famous, this store has poor service.

Long explanation:

The grammar point ~くせして is used to express criticism or disapproval towards someone who is doing something that contradicts their nature or habitual behavior. Usually, this expression is used in informal speech and when speaking one's mind.

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