Learn JLPT N2 Grammar (te demo)


even if I have to..; by all means

How to use

Verb (て form)でも

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

  • This grammar is used to strongly express one’s willingness or desire to do something, whatever means necessary.
  • This grammar is similar to and .
  • Be sure to check out other similar grammar in our related grammar section.

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Example #1

nanto shite demo yasetai.
I'll do whatever it takes to get thin / lose weight.
Example #2

donna te wo tukatte demo kachi totte miseru.
I win by all means
Example #3

nanto shite demo yakusoku wo mamoranakereba naranai.
We must keep our word at all cost.
Example #4

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

watashitachi wa nanto shite demo kare wo settoku shinakute wa naranai.
We must do whatever it takes to persuade him.
Example #6

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

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
守るまもるto protect; keep promise
払うはらうto pay
かれhe; him
仕事しごとwork; job
捨てるすてるto throw away

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