JLPT N2 Grammar (te demo)

Meaning

even if I have to; by all means ~

How to use

Verb (て form)でも
te demo てでも jlpt n2 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (te demo). Meaning: even if I have to; by all means ~.

This is used to strongly express one’s willingness or desire to do something, whatever means necessary.

It is a similar conjunction to and .


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Example #1

たんとしてでもやせたい。
nanto shite demo yasetai.
I'll do whatever it takes to lose weight.
Example #2

どんなてをつかってでもかちとってみせる。
donna te o tsukatte demo kachi totte miseru.
I will win by any means necessary.
Example #3

なんとしてでもやくそくをまもらなければならない。
nanto shite demo yakusoku o mamoranakereba naranai.
We must keep our word at all cost.
Example #4

げいのうじんとデートできるなら、100まんえんはらってでもしたい。
geinoujin to deeto dekiru nara, 100 man enn haratte demo shitai.
I really want to date a celebrity.. if it were possible I'd even pay $10,000.
Example #5

わたしたちはなんとしてでもかれをせっとくしなくてはならない。
watashitachi wa nanto shite demo kare o settoku shinakute wa naranai.
We must do whatever it takes to persuade him.
Example #6

しごとをすててでもすきなかのじょとけっこんしたいです。
shigoto o sutete demo sukina kanojo to kekkon shitai desu.
I want to marry the woman I love, even if it means I have to quit my job.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
何としてでもなんとしてでもwhatever it takes
痩せるやするto get thin; lose weight
手を使うてをつかうto use a method; to play a hand
勝ちかちvictory
約束やくそくpromise
守るまもるto protect; keep promise
芸能人げいのうじんcelebrity
払うはらうto pay
かれhe; him
説得せっとくconvince
仕事しごとwork; job
捨てるすてるto throw away
結婚けっこんmarriage

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