Definition of 一方

いっぽうippou

noun:

  • one (esp. of two); the other; one way; the other way; one direction; the other direction; one side; the other side; one party; the other party

conjunction:

  • on the one hand; on the other hand 他方
  • whereas; although; but at the same time; meanwhile; in turn

adverbial noun / suffix noun:

  • just keeps; being inclined to ...; tending to be ...; tending to do ...; continuously ...; just keeps on ...ing; only - after noun, adjective-stem or plain verb

Example Sentences

またmata一方ippoude若者wakamonoたちtachiha仏教bukkyouni触れるfurerunakade仏教bukkyouwo心の支えkokoronosasaeni必要なhitsuyounaものmonoto考えkangae始めているhajimeteiruようだyouda
On the other hand, there seem to be those among young folk who, while touching on Buddhism, have started to think of it as a vital spiritual support.
政府seifugakon国会kokkaiheno改正案kaiseian提出teishutsuno見送りmiokuri方針houshinwo固めたkatametaことkotowo歓迎kangeiするsuru一方ippou小泉koizumi首相shushouga提出断念teishutsudannenwo明言meigenしていないshiteinaitenwo警戒keikaiするsurukoemo上がったagatta
While welcoming the firming up of the present government policy to abandon the proposal of the reform bill to the Diet, at the same time some are worried that Prime Minister Koizumi won't clearly state the bill's withdrawal.
社会保険庁shakaihokenchouya厚生労働省kouseiroudoushouheno不信感fushinkanha募るtsunoru一方ippouであるdearu
Distrust of the Social Insurance Agency and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare just keeps getting stronger.
一部ichibuno住民juuminga様子見のyousumino態度を取るtaidowotoru一方ippoude他のtanomonoha大洪水daikouzuini備えたsonaeta
Some residents took a wait-and-see attitude while others prepared for heavy flooding.
本屋hon'yade英語eigo関係kankeinohonwo見つけるmitsukeruto次々tsugitsugini買ってkatteしまってshimatte読まずyomazuniいるiruのでnodeたまるtamaru一方ippouですdesu
I always buy the English-language books I come across at bookstores. But since I never read them, all they do is pile up.

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