Does 「わるいところ」 also have the meaning of "negative aspect"? This I heard from a Japanese friend. If not, how would one say "the negative aspect of X"?

  • It actually does! – dinogeist May 11 '15 at 0:05

Yes, わるいところ could indeed mean "negative aspect." ところ literally means "place", and this can be broadly interpreted as an actual place, a point in time, a characteristic, etc.

Some other examples of ところ used in the broader sense:


I like the simplicity of the dress. (Characteristic)


He has no pride. (Characteristic)


The train just left. (Point in time)

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