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〜にしては [〜にしては] (nishiteha)
    Meaning: even though (it is) ; for
    Example: its a cold day for June
    JLPT Level: 2
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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Formation:

V/i/na/N[普通形] + にしては
それにしては

意外な気持ち - An unexpected feeling
 
(hana)

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ex #355   年寄りにしては若く見える。 
Even though he's old, he looks young.  
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(dc)
ex #359   お金持ちにしては古い車に乗っている 
For (eg: even though he is) a rich person, he drives an old car.  
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(dc)
ex #3515   6月にしては寒い朝だ。  
It is a cold morning for June.  
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(dbx)
ex #3516   70歳にしては、彼はいまだに驚くほど元気である。  
For a man of seventy he still has surprising vigour.  
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(dbx)
ex #3517   このホテルはこの町にしては比較的高い。  
This hotel is relatively expensive for this town.  
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(dbx)
ex #3518   こんな暖かい陽気は2月にしては異常だ。  
This warm weather is abnormal for February.  
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(dbx)
ex #3519   彼は、タクシーの運転手にしては道を知らない。 
Despite being a taxi driver , he doesn't even know the way.  
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(dbx)
ex #3520   そんなに乱暴ふるまうなんて、クリスにしては普通ではありませんでした。  
It was out of the ordinary for Chris to behave so roughly.  
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(dbx)
ex #3521   ほかの人の助けを当てにしてはいけない。  
You shouldn't count on others for help.  
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(dbx)
ex #3522   初めてケーキを作ったにしては、上手にできましたね。 
For somebody which makes cakes for the fist time, she did it very well.  
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(dbx)
ex #3523   ビリーは彼の年にしてはとても背が高い。  
Billy is very tall for his age.  
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(dbx)
ex #3524   外見はあまり当てにしてはいけない。  
You must not rely too much on appearance.  
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(dbx)
ex #3525   この子は小学生にしてはずいぶんしっかりしている。 
Despite being in primary school , this child is studying really good.  
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(dbx)
ex #3526   駆け出しの新聞記者にしては腕がいい。  
You are doing well for a cub reporter.  
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(dbx)
ex #3527   彼は20代にしては、ふけてるな。 
He looks surprisingly old for someone in his 20s.  
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(dbx)
ex #3528   君は物事を中途半端にしてはいけないよ。  
You shouldn't do things by halves.  
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(dbx)
ex #3529   言うまでもないことだがローマは1日にしては成らず。  
It goes without saying that Rome was not built in a day.  
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(dbx)
ex #3530   今ごろにしては暖かい。  
It's a warm day for this jogging for an hour  
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(dbx)
ex #3531   今日はこれでおしまいにしてはどうでしょう。  
What do you say calling it a day.  
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(dbx)
ex #6074   中古車にしては、値段が幾分高い。 
The price is kind of high for a used car.  
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(maky)
ex #6580   外国人にしては日本語が上手だ。  
For a foreigner, his Japanese is very good.  
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(hana)
ex #6581   洗ったの? それにしてはきれいじゃないね。 
You washed it? Even still, it's not clean, is it?  
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(hana)
ex #8706   大して練習しなかったにしては、なかなかよくできたと思う。 
Without much practice, I think I can still do it well.  
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(masakitenchi)

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  Comments:  
dccloser to "wari ni" than "nimokakawarazu" 
halxMeaning: contrary to one's (natural) expectation 
halxI think the にしてはいけない examples sentences don't belong here. 
adamstudioX にしてはいけない must mean, "Even though you are doing X, that's not okay."  
bamboo4I think there are two types of にしては mixed up in these examples.
 
hanaI also agree that the にしてはいけない examples should be moved. 
赤毛I don't understand "乱魔ノ" in [ex #3520]. Perhaps it means "乱麻の"?
I don't understand the English translation of [ex #3530] and [ex #3531].
Perhaps an alternative translation for にしては is despite (Ex: despite being a foreigner, his Japanese is very good. ).
 
赤毛I created the entry tehaikenai for the にしてはいけない examples sentences. I moved Ex #3519, #3521, #3522, #3524, #3525, #3527 and #3528 to this new entry. They became #6770, #6771, #6772, #6773, #6774, #6775 and #6776 respectively. I found the way to conserve Dbxさん as author in the new entry. I changed Ex #3519, #3522, #3525 and #3527 to fit the nishiteha entry. Is it too much contribution? 

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