どころか (dokoroka)

JLPT N3 Grammar List

far from A, in fact B; not just; even


Verb-dictionary form + どころか
いadjective + どころか
なadjective + などころか
Noun + どころか

In 「S1 どころか S2」, S1 indicates that someone or something is very far from an expected state. In S2 appears a situation quite different from the situation expressed in S1.


Ame wa yamudokoroka, iyoiyo hidoku natta.
Instead of stopping, the rain increased.

Kanojo no seiseki wa agarudokoroka, sagaru ippō desu.
Not only did her results not improve, it keeps going down.

Watashitachi no kōshō wa shippaidokoroka, taiseikō deshita.
Far from being a failure, our negotiation was a great success.

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