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くせに
kuseni
JLPT N2 Author: dc
Meaning
although, despite
although he's tall, he can't run fast
See also
Phrases
Even though he loves her, he can't tell her.
Author: rubyhatchet

although Mr tanaka is a Japanese, he doesn't know much kanji.
Author: dc, bamboo4

Even though he knew, he didn't say anything? How rude!
Author: rubyhatchet

Despite being a grown-up, you don't even understand that! (ie: you're old enough to know better...)
Author: bamboo4, dc

A policeman and afraid of a thief!
Author: Miki

Even though you're able to do it, you don’t (even) try.
Author: dc

He is rich, and lives like a beggar.
Author: Miki

His voice is as thin as he is fat.
Author: Miki

Don't you brag your head off when you don't know anything!
Author: bamboo4

Despite the fact he is tall, he cant run fast.
Author: dc

Even though he knows, he won't tell me.
Author: hana

Even though he's healthy, he pretends to be sick.
Author: hana

Despite the fact that I am a Japanese, I strongly abhor Japanese grammar.
Author: bamboo4

That's a lot of power for a little girl.
Author: cone

Although he lost my book, he told a lie.
Author: amenya

It's too bad that there are people who have absolutely no money but keep buying expensive things.
Author: timmy43

Though he is poor, he is generous.
Author: karekano

She went on a picnic in spite of the pain in her leg.
Author: karekano

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