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N2 Lesson 3: 5/21

としては
as a, for a, as for

Structure
Noun + として
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  • [Compared with the average]
  • [としては is closer to "for," while にしては is closer to "considering"]
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とてもいい友達(ともだち)だと思(おも)うけど、恋人(こいびと)としては考(かんが)えられない。
I think he is as a very good friend, but as a lover, that is unimaginable.
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概論(がいろん)としてはまだ不十分(ふじゅうぶん)です。
For an outline, it still needs work.
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晴(は)れ着(ぎ)としては、ぼろすぎないか?
For your Sunday best (clothes), aren't they a little raggedy?
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[DBJG] A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar
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Tae Kim's Japanese Grammar Guide
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[AIAIJ] An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese
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