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Although A is true, C
A and B are the same adjective
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この   いい こと  いい        
This car has it's nice parts, but it's gas mileage is bad.
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     こと           
Although he is nice, he's selfish.
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          こと            かなり      
While his story is easy to understand, it's rather long.

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AVerb: Dictionary Form ことは BVerb: Dictionary Form
 
Aな-adjective こと BSame adjective
 
Aい-adjective こと BSame adjective
 
 
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Basic Examples:
わらうことわらうおかしくない (Although he's laughing, it's not funny)

べんりなことべんりたかすぎる (although it's convenient, it's too expensive)

やすいことやすいたちがわるい (although it's cheap, it's poor quality)

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まことまじま
Level: 417
(1 year ago)
The same phrase is repeated before and after ことは to indicate that the speaker acknowledges the fact but does not consider it particularly important.
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ちゃん
Level: 718
(4 years ago)
A Dictionary of Basic Japanese states that the disjunctive conjunction が could also be replaced by けれど or しかし.
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Discussion about this grammar
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Years Studied: since 2000
Studying: のため、だから
Level: 1010, : 5,077
it might be better to show that A and B are the same words; maybe instead of using A and B, list them both as A?
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12 years ago
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Site admin
Level: 141, : 7,149
The site is currently unable of showing two boxes with the same character, so I tried to clarify a different way.
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12 years ago
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Years Studied: since 2000
Studying: のため、だから
Level: 1010, : 5,077
ok that looks clearer
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12 years ago
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Years Studied: 8
Studying: JLPT N2
Level: 1, : 171
Thanks for the clear explanation. Intergrated Approach wasn't really clear on how to use it.
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10 years ago
Years Studied: 2 years
Studying: Grammar and vocabulary
Level: 1, : 56
Is this grammar common in everyday speech?
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9 years ago
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Years Studied: since 2000
Studying: のため、だから
Level: 1010, : 5,077
I don't know if I'd say it's incredibly common, but it is used in conversation - it certainly isn't a rare grammar point!
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9 years ago
Level: 1, : 1
べんりことはべんりがたかすぎる (although it's convenient, it's too expensive) Should this not be 「べんり[b]な[/b]ことはべんり[b]だ[/b]がたかすぎる」?
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9 years ago
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Level: 141, : 7,149
Should be taken care of! It had just been added, and had not gone through the parsing tool yet.
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9 years ago
Level: 1, : 23
some examples from N3 Sou matome:

  • ピアノは、けることはけるが,うまくない。
    I can play piano but not that well.
    このパック、いことはいけれど、すごく使いやすいです。
    you may think this bag is expensive but it's well designed. 
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3 years ago
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Years Studied: Many on and off
Studying: N2
Level: 727, : 3,267

The translation of this example sentence:

このはいいはいいがい。
This cat has it's nice parts, but it's gas mileage is bad. (When I read this English without reading the Japanese first, I thought "that must be really smelly farts for a cat" xD)

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2 years ago
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Level: 141, : 7,149

It pains me to have to fix such an amusing typo.

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2 years ago



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