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かわりに
kawarini
JLPT N2 Author: dc
Meaning
in place of; instead of
instead of milk, sweetener
See also
Phrases
This morning, instead of coffee, I drank cocoa
Author: d4

instead of talking
Author: d4

instead of being expensive
Author: d4

In place of my teacher, I taught.
Author: dc

Would you mind carrying it up the stairs for me?
Author: dbx

I wish you to go there instead.
Author: dbx

Instead of laying off these workers, why don't we just cut their hours?
Author: dbx

Keep an eye on the child for me for a moment.
Author: dbx

Instead, I will turn to a discussion of the two economic variables I defined a moment ago.
Author: dbx

I think it is better to buy 3CDs instead of going to a musical concert.
Author: Meghana

I have run out of beer. Drink some whisky instead.
Author: karekano

Instead of bowing, American people shake hands.
Author: karekano

This rock will do for a hammer.
Author: karekano

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