Verb + わりに
［い］Adjective + わりに
［な］Adjective + な + わりに
Noun + の + わりに
割に may be used at the beginning of a sentence, or after any word/phrase that it is highlighting as being 'comparative'. When following な-Adjectives or nouns, な or の will be required.
- この肉、高い割には味がないね。Although this meat is expensive, it is not flavorful.
- 太っている割には運動神経がいいんだね。Although you are fat, you are very athletic, aren't you?
- この機械のパワーは強い割にめちゃくちゃ遅いです。Although this machine is very powerful, it is very slow.
- この部屋は綺麗な割には臭いね。Although this room is clean, it smells bad.
- ラッシュアワーの割には空いていますね。Although it is during rush hour, the road is very clear.
- これ割と美味しいよ。This is unexpectedly tasty.
- 昨日買った包丁は割といい。The knife I bought yesterday is quite good.
The expensive food looks unexpectedly unappetizing.
Although I studied a lot, I got a bad score on the test.
Although that person is smart, he is bad at communication.
I think he is rather quite active for how tired he is.
Today is rather warm for winter.
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割に – Grammar Discussion
Most Recent Replies (3 in total)
I’m not sure if I misunderstood something, but based on the video of Nihongo no Mori we should only use わりに for positive outcomes, while くせに is used for negative outcomes.
There are a lot of example sentences that do not follow this rule, so I wanted to ask if it really applies here.
@tylus Hey! Both わりに and くせに can be used with unexpected, negative outcomes. However, わりに can also be used when the outcome is positive, whileくせに cannot. Cheers!
While going through DIJG, they mention 割合 as another way of saying 割と, which I saw mentioned on this grammar point, but not 割合. I wasn’t sure if it was worth also bringing up 割合 as well.
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