Japanese grammar だろうに ~darouni

Japanese grammar だろうに ~darouni

Let’s learn Japanese grammar だろうに ~darouni :

Formation :

~だろうに

Meaning and how to use :

1. Describe the meaning “Anyone knows…./ it’s said that… but…”. It denotes the speaker’s criticism or approvement.

For example

子供を激しく叱るなんてよくないだろうに、叱らないと子供が自立できない。
Kodomo o hageshiku shikaru nante yoku nai daro u ni, shikara nai to kodomo ga jiritsu deki nai.
Although anyone knows that punishing children strictly is not good, we don’t, our kids won’t be independent.

外はそんなに暑いだろうに、事務所で彼はエアコンをつけずに働いています。
soto ha sonnani atsui daro u ni, jimusho de kare ha eakon o tsuke zu ni hatarai te i masu.
Anyone knows it’s really hot outside, but he doesn’t even turn on the air-con.

この試合で簡単な道具だけが使用できるだろうにあの人はすばらしい作品が作られた。
kono shiai de kantan na dougu dake ga shiyou dekiru daro u ni ano hito ha subarashii sakuhin ga tsukurare ta.
Although there were only some simple tool available in the competition, he built a masterpiece.

2. Describe mood, emotion of regret for something not happens. IT’s translated as “Might…/ must have been…”

For example

彼は約束を敗れても、そんなに怒って怒鳴るなんて…もっと優しい方があっただろうに。
kare ha yakusoku o yabure te mo, sonnani okotte donaru nante? motto yasashii hou ga atta daro u ni.
Even though he broke the promise, you got angry and shouted at him… There must have been another easier way.

車を何台も買ったほど贅沢にしなかったら今いい生活をすごしているだろうに。
kuruma o nan dai mo katta hodo zeitaku ni shi nakattara ima ii seikatsu o sugoshi te iru daro u ni.
If I hadn’t wasted so much money on buying many car, now i could have good life

昔必死に勉強したら、今は医者か社長かいい人になっただろうに。
mukashi hisshi ni benkyou shi tara, ima ha isha ka shachou ka ii hito ni natta daro u ni.
if i tried my best on learning in the past, now i could be a good person like a doctor or a director

Related structures :

だろうdarou
だろうに darouni
だろうか darouka
~だろうが、~だろうが ~darouga, ~darouga
のだろう nodarou

above is Japanese grammar だろうに ~darouni. if you don’t understand the signs we used in fomation, you can find their meaning here : signs used in Japanese grammar structures.

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