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In contrast to A
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           それに       だめ   
You (my older brother) were excellent. Compared to that, I was no good.
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ショッピングセンター               だった  
Compared to the mall, the shopping district had a lonely feel to it.
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                  でも          
Contrasted with the bustling front of the station, the back road feels as if ghosts might appear.

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ANoun
 
Aな-adjective な/である
 
ANoun である
 
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ひきかえ
Basic Examples:
(compared to the elder sister)

である (compared to the popular (one))

であるのに (compared to the neighboring one)

(compared to running)

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にひきかえ and にたいして are easy to confuse.

にひきかえ conveys subjective feelings about something directly opposite or vastly different from what comes before the pattern.

にたいして objectively contrasts what comes before and after the pattern.
11 years ago
avatar 恵理子 - Level 1

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Other possible constructions:

Na-Adj + なの にひきかえ
Na-Adj + であるの にひきかえ
N + であるの にひきかえ
V(dict. form) + の にひきかえ

I would also say that this pattern has a slightly negative connotation that does not correspond to "compared to A". My definition would be "in contrast to A".
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11 years ago
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Years Studied: 5
Studying: JLPT N1
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Thanks for changing the definition.
Hope you'll also accept the constructions. They come from a very reliable source, that's for sure :)
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11 years ago
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Added!
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11 years ago
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Years Studied: 5
Studying: JLPT N1
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Thanks!
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11 years ago



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