Japanese くらいならむしろ grammar kurainaramushiro

Japanese くらいならむしろ grammar kurainaramushiro
Japanese くらいならむしろ grammar kurainaramushiro

Let’s learn Japanese くらいならむしろ grammar kurainaramushiro :

JLPT level : N3

Formation :

Vる+ぐらいならむしろ

Meaning and how to use :

Describe if we must do a thing mentioned in the clause before “ぐらいならむしろ” we would rather do thing mentioned in the clause after it. Describe a thing that is better than the previos one.

For example

家に君がいないと知っていたら、君の家に遊びに行くぐらいならむしろ、僕は行かない方がいい。
Ie ni kimi ga i nai to shitte i tara, kimi no ie ni asobi ni iku gurai nara mushiro, boku wa ika nai hō ga ii.
If I had known that you were not at home, I wouldn’t have come.

まずい料理を注文して、買って帰るぐらいならむしろ自分で作った方がいいじゃない。
mazui ryōri o chūmon shi te, katte kaeru gurai nara mushiro jibun de tsukutta hō ga ii ja nai.
Instead of buying bad food and then bringing it home, it’s better to cook the meal yourself, right?

犬を飼いたくても、ひどい扱いをするぐらいならむしろ、飼わない方がいい。
inu o kai taku te mo, hidoi atsukai o suru gurai nara mushiro, kawa nai hō ga ii.
Instead of keeping dog and treating it badly, you better don’t.

そんなに低い点を取るぐらいならむしろ必死にレポートを書かないよ。
sonnani hikui ten o toru gurai nara mushiro hisshi ni repōto o kaka nai yo.
Instead of getting that bad mark, I would have attempted to write the report.

大雨が降ると知っていたら、外出するぐらいならむしろ、家でテレビを見たほうがいいよ。
ōame ga furu to shitte i tara, gaishutsu suru gurai nara mushiro, ie de terebi o mi ta hō ga ii yo.
If I had known that it would rain, I would have stayed at home.

Related structures :

むしろ mushiro
ぐらいならむしろ gurainaramushiro, gurainara mushiro
というよりむしろ toiuyorimushiro, toiuyori mushiro
より(も)むしろ yori(mo)mushiro

above is Japanese くらいならむしろ grammar kurainaramushiro. 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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