JLPT N5 Grammar (shikashi)

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しかしphrase
shikashi しかし jlpt n5 grammar meaning 文法例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (shikashi). Meaning: but; however ~.

This is often used to start a new sentence, but can be used mid sentence between 2 opposing ideas as well.

It is very similar to .


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Example #1

しかしなぜ?
shikashi naze?
But why? (expressing disagreement)
Example #2

にほんはだいすきです。しかし、にほんのなつがとてもあついです。
nihon wa daisuki desu. shikashi, nihon no natsu ga totemo atsui desu.
I love Japan. However, the summer is very hot!
Example #3

きょうのクラスはむずかしかったです。しかしたのしかったです。
kyou no kurasu wa muzukashikatta desu. shikashi, tanoshikatta desu!
Today's class was difficult.. But, it was a lot of fun!
Example #4

しかしもんだいがあるかもしれない。
shikashi mondai ga aru kamoshirenai.
However, there might be a problem.
Example #5

ふゆはさむい、しかしわたしはすきだ。
fuyu wa samui, shikashi watashi wa suki da.
Winter is cold, but I like it.
Example #6

しかし、かれはにほんごをはなすこともかくこともできません。
shikashi, kare wa nihongo o hanasu koto mo kaku koto mo dekimasen.
However, he cannot speak or read Japanese.
Example #7

にほんりょうりはもちろんおいしいです。しかし、アメリカりょうりのほうがすきです。
nihon ryouri wa mochiron oishii desu. shikashi, amerika ryouri no hou ga suki desu.
Japanese food is of course delicious. But I like American food more.
Example #8

あなたはたぶんただしいでしょう。しかし、わたしはすこしちがったいけんをもっています。
anata wa tabun tadashii deshou. shikashi, watashi wa sukoshi chigatta iken o motteimasu.
You are probably correct. However, I have a slightly different opinion.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
日本にほんJapan
大好きだいすきlove; like; like very much
なつsummer
今日こんにちtoday; this day
今日きょうtoday; this day
ふゆwinter
なぜwhy
暑いあついhot
授業じゅぎょうclass
難しいむずかしいdifficult
楽しいたのしいfun
料理りょうりfood
美味しいおいしいdelicious; yummy
正しいただしいcorrect
でしょうlikely, probably
少しすこしa little
違うちがうdifferent
意見いけんopinion
持つもつto have; to hold

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