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Decoded Slug: ~どころか (〜dokoroka)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~どころか (〜dokoroka)

~どころか (〜dokoroka)

Short explanation:

Express 'far from', 'not just', 'not only', or 'to say nothing of'.


Verb-casual + どころか, い-Adjective + どころか, な-Adjective + どころか, Noun + どころか


Kare wa uta ga jouzu dokoroka, puro no utaite mitai da.
Far from just being good at singing, he is like a professional singer.
Kono ryouri wa oishii dokoroka, saikou no aji da.
This dish is not just delicious, it has the best taste.
Kanojo wa tada no tomodachi dokoroka, watashi no shinyuu da.
She is not just a friend, she is my best friend.
Kare wa eigo ga dekiru dokoroka, hoka no mittsu no gengo mo hanaseru.
Not only can he speak English, but he can also speak three other languages.

Long explanation:

The ~どころか grammar point is used to emphasize that something is far from being true or not at all as expected. It can be translated as 'far from', 'not just', 'not only', or 'to say nothing of' in English. It is attached to nouns, adjectives, or verbs that negate a certain expectation or standard.

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