JLPT N2 Grammar (datte)


because; but; after all; even; too

How to use

Noun + だってeven, too
だって + phrasebecause, but

Learn Japanese grammar: (datte). Meaning: because; but; after all; even; too.

Be careful to not confuse this with .

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Example #1

kare datte ningen da.
He is only human.
Example #2

watashi datte anata ni aitai.
I miss you too.
Example #3

dare datte sonna koto wa shitteiru sa.
Everybody knows that.
Example #4

watashi datte hon kurai yomu yo.
Even I read books every once in a while.
Example #5

「nani o okotteru no?」
「datte, yakusoku o yabutta jan.」
"Why are you upset?"
"Because you broke your promise!"
Example #6

「tesuto no ten, yokattan datte?」
「un, datte kantan damon.」
"I heard you did good on your test?"
"Yeah, but it was really easy."
Example #7

「itsumade neteru no. Hayaku okinasai.」
「datte nemui nda mon.」
"How long do you plan on sleeping? Hurry up and wake up!"
"But I'm sleepy!"

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