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NOUN と(同じで/違って) CLAUSE as “(just like/unlike) NOUN, CLAUSE”

NOUN と(同じで/違って) CLAUSE as “(just like/unlike) NOUN, CLAUSE”

This grammar pattern is used to make a comparison or a contrast between two things, NOUN and the subject in CLAUSE. The two words 同じ and 違う, which mean “same, just like” and “different, unlike” respectively are used. Lastly, the particle と is implemented to indicate the reciprocal relationship between NOUN and the subject of CLAUSE.


Usagi to onaji de, koumori wa nagai mimi o shite iru,
(Bats have long ears just like rabbits.)

America wa ooku no kuni to onaji de, takusan no kankyou mondai ga aru.
(The same as many other countries, America has a lot of environmental problems.)

Badminton wa tenis to chigatte, ball no kawari ni shuttle o tsukaimasu.
(Unlike tennis, badminton uses a shuttle instead of a ball.)

Goryoushin to chigatte, kanojo wa akagami o shiteimasu.
(Unlike her parents, her hair is red.)