Decoded Slug: ~にしては (〜ni shite wa)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~にしては (〜ni shite wa)

~にしては (〜ni shite wa)

Short explanation:

Express 'for' or 'considering' in the sense of being unusual or unexpected.


Verb-casual + にしては, い-Adjective + にしては, な-Adjective + にしては, Noun + にしては


Kanojo wa shoshinsha ni shite wa, jouzu ni suiei ga dekiru.
Considering she is a beginner, she can swim well.
Kono o-sushi wa yasui ni shite wa, totemo oishii.
Considering this sushi is cheap, it's very delicious.
Kare wa wakai ni shite wa, totemo ochitsuite iru.
Considering he is young, he is very calm.
Ano hito wa gaikokujin ni shite wa, nihongo ga umai.
For a foreigner, that person is good at Japanese.

Long explanation:

The ~にしては grammar point is used to express that something is unusual or unexpected considering a specific condition or context. It can be translated as 'for' or 'considering' in English. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb, い-adjective, な-adjective, or noun.

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