Phrase (A) + ならまだしも + Phrase (B)
ならまだしも is a phrase that usually separates the first and second half of sentences, so will be attached to the end of the (A) phrase, marking the statement that is acceptable.
暑いだけならまだしも、湿度も高いからどこにも行きたくない。If it was hot, that would be fine, but because it is also humid, I don't want to go.
- 二、三日ならまだしも、二週間なんて待てませんよ。If it was 2 or three days, we could wait, but 2 weeks? We can't wait that long.
- 一回だけならまだしも、毎日同じことで怒られて何にも思わないの。If it was only once, okay, but don't you feel any sort of way being told the same thing everyday?
今しも家を出ようとしていたところだった。I was just about to leave the house.
- 誰しも長年使ってきた釣り竿には愛着がある。Everyone has an attachment to a fishing rod they have used for many years.
I am sorry, if it is just going out then it is ok, but marriage is out of the question.
This is so embarrassing! Papa, if it is a beach, it is ok, but going half naked outside? I want you to stop!
If my neighbor uses my parking spot from time to time then it's ok, but because he is always parking there, I get pissed.
Complaining to a friend about a shipment delay: 'If it was one or two weeks, that would be fine, but waiting something like 3 months until the shipment? That is completely unacceptable!'
Tweet: 'If it is just me becoming infected, then it is ok, but my grandparents or parents becoming ill is really scary.'
This is often used with だけ.
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ならまだしも – Grammar Discussion
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Judging from nihongosensei.net, this phrase seems to be interchangeable with ～ならともかく (which I just encountered in the wild). I’m wondering if ～ならともかく should be added to the SRS in some form.
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