Decoded Slug: ~どころではない (〜Dokoro de wa nai)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~どころではない (〜Dokoro de wa nai)

~どころではない (〜Dokoro de wa nai)

Short explanation:

Not the time/place for; far from; not merely


Verb-casual, past + どころではない, い-Adjective + どころではない, な-Adjective + どころではない, Noun + どころではない


Kare no shippai wo warau dokoro de wa nai. Wareware mo onaji you ni shippai shiteiru.
It's not the time to laugh at his mistakes. We're making the same mistakes ourselves.
Byouki de neteiru toki wa, asobu dokoro de wa nai.
When I'm sick and in bed, it's far from the time to play.
Shiken ga chikai node, eiga wo miru dokoro de wa nai.
Since the exam is coming up, it's not the time to watch movies.
Shigoto ga isogashii node, ryokou nante kangaerareru dokoro de wa nai.
I'm so busy with work that I can't even think about taking a trip.

Long explanation:

The ~どころではない grammar point is used to express that a certain situation is not the time or place for something, or that the matter is much more serious than previously thought, resulting in the initial action being inappropriate or insignificant in comparison. It can be used with verbs, い-adjectives, な-adjectives, or nouns.

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