Japanese はともかく(として) grammar hatomokaku (toshite)

Japanese はともかく(として) grammar hatomokaku (toshite)
Japanese はともかく(として) grammar hatomokaku (toshite)

Let’s learn Japanese はともかく(として) grammar hatomokaku (toshite) :

JLPT level : N2

Formation :

Nはともかく(として)

Meaning and how to use :

This structure is used when the speaker wants to mention something that he considers it’s more important than the one mentioned before.

For example

この店はサービスはともかく設備やインテリアの配置方がいいです。
Kono mise ha sābisu ha tomokaku setsubi ya interia no haichi kata ga ii desu.
Leave aside the service of this restaurant, facilities and the arrangement of furniture is very nice.

この俳優は声はともかく、出演技術がすばらしいので人気がある。
kono haiyuu ha koe ha tomokaku, shutsuen gijutsu ga subarashii node ninki ga aru.
No need to discuss about the voice, this actor has a wonderful acting skill, so he’s loved very much.

この服は原料はともかく、値段が安いだけですぐに買いたいです。
kono fuku ha genryou ha tomokaku, nedan ga yasui dake de sugu ni kai tai desu.
Not to mention the material, this clothing was so cheap, so I wanted to by it immediately.

その絵は色はともかく特別な描き方で有名だ。
sono e ha iro ha tomokaku tokubetsu na egaki kata de yuumei da.
Leave aside colours, that picture has been painted by a special technique, so it’s very famous.

彼が通っている学校は学費はともかく教育のクオリティが高いので評判がいいです。
kare ga kayotte iru gakkou ha gakuhi ha tomokaku kyouiku no kuoriti ga takai node hyouban ga ii desu.
Not to mention the tution fee, the school he’s studying in has great education quality, so it’s really appreciated.

Note: There’s another way of saying, which is 「Nはとにかく(として)」

Related structures :

ともかく tomokaku
はともかく hatomokaku
はさておき hasateoki

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