JLPT N2 Grammar (dake mashi da)

Meaning

it’s better than…; one should feel grateful for

How to use

Verb (casual)だけましだ
い-adjective
な-adjective + な

Learn Japanese grammar: (dake mashi da). Meaning: it’s better than…; one should feel grateful for.

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Example #1

きょうはあついが、しつどがたかくないだけましだ。
kyou wa atsui ga, shitsudo ga takakunai dake mashi da.
It's hot today, but I'm glad the humidity is low.
Example #2

きみはしごとがあるだけましだよ。おれはくびになってしまった。
Kimi wa shigoto ga aru dake mashida yo. Ore wa kubi ni natte shimatta.
You should be grateful for even having a job. I got fired.
Example #3

ぼくのアパートは、せまくてたかいけれど、べんりなだけましだ。
Boku no apaato wa, semakute takai keredo, benri na dake mashi da.
My apartment is narrow and tall, but convenient, which I am grateful for.
Example #4

くるまとぶつかってわたしのじてんしゃがこれてしまったが、けががなかっただけましだ。
kuruma to butsukatte watashi no jitensha ga kowarete shimatta ga, kega ga nakatta dake mashi da.
I ran into a car and destroyed my bike, but I'm just glad there were no injuries.
Example #5

きゅうりょうがへったけれど、くびにならないだけましだ。
Kyuuryou ga hetta keredo, kubi ni naranai dake mashida.
Although my salary has gone down, I’m grateful they didn’t fire me.
Example #6

まいにちざんぎょうでたいへんだが、ざんぎょうだいがしっかりでるだけましだ。
mainichi zangyou de taihen ga, zangyoudai ga shikkari deru dake mashi da.
I have to work overtime everyday which is a bit rough, but at least the overtime pay is pretty good.

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