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JLPT N1 Grammar: かれ~かれ (kare~kare)

かれ~かれ (kare~kare)

Meaning: sooner or later; more or less

How to use the: いadj(-い) + かれ + いadj(-い) + かれ

Explain:
Using adjectives with opposite meanings, to say anyway, the mention is the same.

Example sentences:
1, 遅かれ早かれ、山田さんも来るでしょう。
Osokare hayakare, Yamada-san mo kurudeshou.
Sooner or later Yamada will come.

2, 多かれ少なかれ、みんな悩みを抱えている。
ookare sukunakare, minna nayami o kakaete iru.
Everyone has problems, more or less.

3, 人は多かれ少なかれ、悩みをもっているものだ。
Hito wa ōkare sukunakare, nayami o motte iru monoda.
More or less, everyone has a heartache.

4, 遅かれ早かれ正直者は報われ、悪者は罰せられる。
osokare hayakare shoujikisha wa mukuware, warumono wa basserareru.
Sooner or later, the good will be rewarded, and the wicked punished.

Attention:
case the adjective 悪い will be changed to 悪しかれ(あしかれ)

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