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JLPT N1
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Meaning
No matter what; Even if; No matter how
Even the company president has to obey the rules.
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Formation
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Phrases
しゃちょうであれきそくはまもらないといけない。
Even the company president has to obey the rules.
Edit  #3313 dc
とうひょうはかいがいにすんでいるひとであれするべきだ。
Voting is something that you have to do, even if you live abroad.
Edit  #3314 dc
あなたのしょくぎょうがなんであれ、また、そのしょくぎょうにどんなにまんぞくしていても、なにかほかのしごとをえらべばよかったとおもうときがあるものだ。
No matter what your profession, or how happy you may be in it, there are moments when you wish you had chosen some other career.
Edit  #3919 Miki
たとえてんこうがどうであれ、わたしはいきます。
I will go, be the weather what it may.
Edit  #3920 Miki
ドアのところにいるひとがだれであれ、まつようにいってください。
Whoever is at the door, please ask him to wait.
Edit  #3921 Miki
つうきんがいかにふべんであれ、いまのいえをかわるつもりはない。
No matter how inconvenient my commute is, I do not intend to move house
Edit  #7885 LR
たとえこくおうであれ、こくみんすべてをしたがわせることができるわけではない。
Even if you were the king, it doesn't follow that all your subjects will obey.
Edit  #7886 LR
とうじのぐんたいではじょうかんのめいれいがいかにりふじんであれ、かきゅうへいはそれにしたがうしかなかった。
In the army in those days, no matter how unreasonable the senior officers' commands, the soliders under them had no choice but to obey them.
Edit  #7887 LR
Discussion and comments
Same meaning as ‘Tatoe~temo’. Written. Formal.

see http://www.geocities.com/easykanji/jlptgrammar.html
dc
*〜であれ〜であれ(二語の組み合わせ)も同じ意味である。例えば:糖尿病(ダイアベティス)があって、菓子であれ果物であれ、甘いものは一切口にしない。
abhijeet
Ref# A Dictionary of Advanced Japanese Grammar p67
LR
Ref # Kanzen Master Level 1 - p24 - no.25
LR
Often comes in pairs -
たとえ〜〜であれ
どんな〜〜であれ
いかに〜〜であれ
LR
Expresses the idea of concession
LR
NOUN + であれ
LR
Please, think to the people who have a hardtime understandin japanes writing and put the example also in romanji. Thank you.
futaro
I am not able to read kanjis...
uetaki
This example is JLPT level 1. It is formal and WRITTEN grammar.

Just click on the example and you will get a tranlastion into hiragana from the Edict dictionary.

If you can't read hiragana, you will find studying advanced written grammar a little hard...
blabby
Is this just like a formal version of 「だって」、As in, アメリカ人だってご飯を食べますよ。

Hmm actually that's not right, is it. I guess it's more like でも or であっても, yeah?
rogen
From what I have studied so far であれ has a similar meaning to であっても and でも
evdsluys
The book that I am studying from has a [de are..de are] as the phrase to be studied, but I do not see any examples here. Is it a totally different expression?
lucinda lohmanoota
[deare] and [deare..deare] are different.

[deare] would be for "数分間であれ" please practice, if only for a few minutes per day

[deare..deare] would be for "男性であれ、女性であれ" whether you are male or female, you have the same human rights.
LR