Decoded Slug: Noun にひきかえ Noun は (~ni hikikae ~ wa)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Noun にひきかえ Noun は (~ni hikikae ~ wa)

Noun にひきかえ Noun は (~ni hikikae ~ wa)

Short explanation:

Represents 'in contrast to', 'as opposed to'.


Noun 1 + にひきかえ + Noun 2 + は


Kare no shinsetsusa ni hikikae, kanojo wa mukanjou da.
In contrast to his kindness, she is emotionless.
Natsu ni hikikae, fuyu wa yuki de samui.
As opposed to summer, winter is cold with snow.
Nihon no eki ni hikikae, Amerika no eki wa hiroi.
As opposed to Japanese stations, American stations are wide.
Mukashi ni hikikae, gendai wa tekunorojii ga shintosita.
As opposed to the old days, modern times have advanced technology.

Long explanation:

The grammar point Noun にひきかえ Noun は is used in Japanese to express contrast or opposition between two nouns. It translates to 'as opposed to' or 'in contrast to' in English. The first noun represents what is being contrasted against and the second noun represents the main subject.

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