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JLPT Taisaku 93#はおろか

Updated: Aug 17, 2020

はおろか


Meaning:


Let alone; not only ~ ( but also~); not to mention; to say nothing of; never mind; much less


Examples;

インターネットはおらか、パソコンも触ったことがないのだが、講習会についていけるだろうか。

Never having touched a computer, let alone used the Internet, I wonder if I will be able to keep up in the workshop.


最近は大学生はおろか、中学生でもかなりの者が海外旅行を経験している。

Never mind college students, these days even junior and senior high school students often have experienced traveling abroad.


アメリカは、隣町まで100マイル、途中ガソリンスタンドはおろか、民家さえないという場所がたくさんある。

In America there are many places where the next town is 100 miles away and there are no houses, let alone a gas station, in between.


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Feel free to use this flash card deck I update regularly.

https://www.brainscape.com/p/1QM6Q-LH-7XTJA

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