Japanese grammar 傍ら かたわら katawara

Japanese grammar 傍ら かたわら katawara
Japanese grammar 傍ら かたわら katawara

Let’s learn Japanese grammar 傍ら かたわら katawara :

JLPT level : N1

Formation :


Meaning and how to use :

1. Expresses the meaning “Next to/Besides…”. This structure is mostly used in writings, and to narrate something.


Boku tachi no katawara de, ni sai no kodomo ga ureshi sou ni ason de iru.
Next to us is a two year old boy is having fun playing.

Hima na takahashi san no katawara de, isogashii watashi ga shigoto o shi te iru.
Next to Mr. Takahashi who is having nothing to do, I’m busy working.

Bikkuri shi te, jijou ga wakara nai yamada san no katawara, mae ni shitte iru nakano san ga waratte iru.
Next to Mr. Yamada who is feeling both surprised and amazed, Mr. Nakano who has known it before is laughing.

2. Expresses the meaning “Besides the main job, do another job or do another shift.” Often translated as: “Besides.. I also..”.


Kare ha hon o yakusu katawara, hon mo kaku koto ga aru.
Besides translating books, he sometimes write books as well.

Ano hito ha haiyuu toshite katsuyaku suru katawara, kashu toshite katsuyaku shi te iru.
Besides being a actor, that person also is a singer.

Watashi ha daigaku ni kayou katawara, arubaito mo shi te iru.
Besides studying at college, I also work part-time.

Note: Mostly used in writings.

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