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かえって [かえって] (kaette)
    Meaning: on the contrary
    Example: on the contrary, the drink was bitter
    JLPT Level: 2
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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ex #1349   安いと思って買ったのに、腐っていたのでかえって損をした。 
I thought I was getting a bargain because it was so cheap. But in fact I was surprised it was no good anyway.  
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(dc)
ex #4606   あまりにしっかりうなぎを握ると、かえって逃げられる。 
Holding an eel too fast is the way to let her escape.  
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(Miki)
ex #4607   これだけ悪口雑言を浴びせられれば、後は怖いものなどありゃしない。かえってすっきりするよ。 
I'm not afraid of anything after having (verbal) abuse heaped on me like that. In fact I feel braced by it.  
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ex #4608   これはあまり自分を守ろうとすると、かえって大きな間違いを犯すことになるだけだ、ということです。 
This means that if you try to protect yourself too much, you will only make bigger mistakes.  
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(Miki)
ex #4609   そんなに美辞麗句を並べられると、かえって嘘に聞こえるよね。 
When someone speaks with such rhetorical flourish it starts to sound like they're lying.  
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(Miki)
ex #4610   完全を求めるとかえって失敗する。 
The best is often the enemy of the good.  
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(Miki)
ex #4611   休養するどころかかえっていつもより仕事に励んだ。 
Instead of taking a rest, he worked much harder than usual.  
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(Miki)
ex #4612   事故は減らずにかえって多くなっている。 
Instead of fewer accidents there are more.  
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(Miki)
ex #7018   この問題が分からなくて、先生に聞いたけど、説明してくれて、かえって頭が混乱してきた。 
I didn't understand this question, so I asked the teacher, but after being given the explanation I just got more confused.  
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(agnestan)
ex #8192   欠点があるからかえって彼女が好きだ。 
I like her all the better for her faults.  
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(karekano)
ex #8193   それはかえって家庭問題をさらに悪化させるだけだろう。 
It will only make family matters worse.  
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(karekano)
ex #8194   彼はえさをやりすぎてかえって犬をだめにしている。  
He is killing his dog with kindness by feeding it too much.  
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(karekano)
ex #8722   出荷は遅れないよう改善しようと思っていたが、かえってデリバリデートが延長してしまう。  
I intended to improve the shipment so as not to be late, but the delivery date will be extended instead.  
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(baenur)

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