Decoded Slug: Noun にして (Noun ni shite)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Noun にして (Noun ni shite)

Noun にして (Noun ni shite)

Short explanation:

Expresses the idea 'even for', 'even though', or 'in spite of'.


Noun + にして


Kare wa isha ni shite sono kihonteki na chishiki ga nai no ga shinjirarenai.
I can't believe that even as a doctor, he doesn't have that basic knowledge.
Kare wa keiken houfu na untenshu ni shite, jiko wo okoshita.
Even as a experienced driver, he had an accident.
Kare wa seiseki yuushuu na seito ni shite, sono mondai ga tokenakatta.
Even as an excellent student, he couldn't solve that problem.
Kare wa benkyouka ni shite, sono mondai o rikai dekinakatta.
Even as a studious person, he could not understand that problem.

Long explanation:

The grammar point Noun にして expresses a sense of surprise, disbelief or unexpectedness in response to a situation or circumstance. Generally, it is used when the speaker wants to convey that something is unexpected even for someone (noun) or in their situation.

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