Decoded Slug: ~上に (〜ue ni)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~上に (〜ue ni)

~上に (〜ue ni)

Short explanation:

Express 'in addition to', 'besides', 'not only... but also'.


Verb-plain + 上に, い-Adjective + 上に, な-Adjective + な上に, Noun + の上に


Kare wa atama ga ii ue ni, supo-tsu mo tokui desu.
In addition to being smart, he is also good at sports.
Kono doresu wa utsukushii ue ni, nedan mo yasui desu.
This dress is not only beautiful but also affordable.
Kanojo wa yasashii na ue ni, ryouri mo jouzu desu.
Besides being kind, she is also good at cooking.
Kare wa shachou no ue ni, yuumei na sakka demo aru.
Not only is he a company president, but he is also a famous writer.

Long explanation:

The ~上に grammar point is used to indicate that there is an additional piece of information or situation happening besides the first one. It can be translated as 'in addition to', 'besides', or 'not only... but also'. It can be used with verbs, い-adjectives, な-adjectives, and nouns.

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