JLPT N2 Grammar (dake wa)

Meaning

to do all that one can

How to use

Verb
(dictionary form)
だけはSame verb
(past)

Learn Japanese grammar: (dake wa). Meaning: to do all that one can.

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Example #1

わたしはあなたをてつだえるだけはてつだったよ。
watashi wa anata o tetsudaeru dake wa tetsudatta yo.
I did everything I could to help you.
Example #2

すべてかれのことをきくだけはきいたがかれはわるいひとをおもわないよ。
subete kare no koto o kiku dake wa kiita ga kare wa warui hito o omowanai yo.
I heard everything I could about him, but I don't think he is a bad person.
Example #3

かれしのことはおやにはなすだけははなしました。
kareshi no koto wa oya ni hanasu dake wa hanashimashita.
I told my parents everything there is to say about my boyfriend.
Example #4

きみをたすけるだけはたすけたがのこるぶぶんはじぶんでがんばってください。
kimi o tasukeru dake wa tasuketa ga nokoru bubun wa jibun de ganbatte kudasai.
I've helped you as much as I can, but try to do the remaining part by yourself.
Example #5

にほんへいきたいことはりょうしんとはなすだけははなしたがどんなはんのうでもかならずいきます。
nihon e ikitai koto wa ryoushin to hanasu dake wa hanashita ga donna hannou demo kanarazu ikimasu.
I've done all I can to express to my parents that I want to go to Japan, but regardless of their reaction I will definitely go.
Example #6

おぼえるだけはおぼえたのだから、あとはしけんのひをまつだけだ。
oboeru dake wa oboeta no da kara, ato wa shiken no hi o matsu dake da.
I've memorized everything I need to know, so all that's left is to wait until the day of the test.
Example #7

しじのとおりにやるだけはやった が 、いいけっかがでるかどうかじしんがない。
shiji no toori ni yaru dake wa yatta ga, ii kekka ga deru ka dou ka jishin ga nai.
I did everything as close to the instructions as I possibly could, but I am not confident it will have a good result.

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