JLPT N4 Grammar (dake de)

Meaning

just by; just by doing

How to use

Verb (casual)だけで
Noun
dake de だけで だけで jlpt n4 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (dake de). Meaning: just by; just by doing; with only.

(dake de) is a combination of and the .

It literally means “only by”, or “just by”.


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Example #1

あなたにあうだけでげんきになる。
anata ni au dake de genki ni naru.
I get energetic from just meeting you.
Example #2

あなたのしゃしんをみるだけでうれしい。
anata no shashin o miru dake de ureshii.
I'm happy to just see your picture.
Example #3

しゅくだいのことをかんがえるだけでやるきがなくなります。
shukudai no koto o kangaeru dake de yaruki ga naku narimasu.
Just by thinking of my homework I start to lose motivation.
Example #4

ふたりだけですこしはなしがしたい。
futari dake de sukoshi hanashi ga shitai.
I want to talk together just the two of us.
Example #5

かのじょのことをおもうだけでドキドキする。
kanojo no koto o omou dake de doki doki suru.
I get worked up just thinking about her.
Example #6

あいじょうだけではいきてはいけない。
aijou dake de wa ikite wa ikenai.
You cannot live by love alone.
Example #7

ひとめみただけで、おれにひつようなことはすべてわかった。
hitome mita dake de, ore ni hitsuyou na koto wa subete wakatta.
Just one glance told me all I need to know.
Example #8

あんていしたしゅうにゅうをえるだけでまんぞくできなかった。
antei shita shuunyuu o eru dake de wa manzoku dekinakatta.
I wasn't satisfied just by a stable job and income.
Example #9

りゅうがくのせいかつのくろうをきくだけで、にほんにりゅうがくしているむすめのことをしんぱいする。
ryuugakusei no seikatsu no kurou o kiku dake de, nihon ni ryuugaku shite iru musume no koto o shinpai suru.
I worry about my daughter's life in Japan when hearing about how hard it is as a over see student.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
二人ふたりtogether; the two of us
少しすこしa little
話がしたいはなしがしたいwant to talk
宿題しゅくだいhomework
考えるかんがえるto think about
やる気やるきmotivation; energy
彼女かのじょher; she; girlfriend
思うおもうto think about
ドキドキどきどきget excited (heart beating sound)
かれhe
片足かたあしone leg
自転車じてんしゃbicycle
走るはしるto run; to ride
安定あんていsafe; secure
収入しゅうにゅうincome
得るえるto gain
満足まんぞくto be satisfied

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