Learn JLPT N5 Grammar (demo)

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Learn Japanese grammar: (demo). Meaning: but; however.

  • Be careful to not confuse with , which has a different meaning.
  • The JLPT N5 grammar (demo) simply means but or however.
  • It is often used to start a new sentence, or to connect two contradicting ideas.
  • It is very similar to , which is a bit stronger.
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- Example Sentences

Each example sentence includes a Japanese hint, the romaji reading, and the English translation.

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Example #1

しかし
nihonjin to motto hanashitai desu. demo, watashi no nihongo wa amari jouzu dewa arimasen.
I want to speak to Japanese people more. But my Japanese is not so good.
Example #2

どうぶつがすき。しかし。。。
doubutsu ga suki desu. demo, inu ga ichiban suki desu.
I like animals. But I love dogs the most.
Example #3

しかし、しゅうちゅうできなかった
toshokan ni ikimashita. demo, shuuchuu dekimasen deshita.
I went to the library. But I wasn't able to concentrate.
Example #4

しかし、さいふをわすれました。
suupaa ni ikimashita. demo, saifu wo wasuremashita.
I went to the grocery store. But I forgot my wallet!
Example #5

しかし、やすみでした
kesa gakkou ni ikimashita. demo, yasumi deshita.
I went to school this morning. but it was closed.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
日本人にほんじんJapanese person
もっとmore
話したいはなしたいwant to speak
私のわたしのmy
上手じょうずskilled
動物どうぶつanimals
いぬdog
一番好きいちばんすきlike the most (#1)
図書館としょかんlibrary
集中しゅうちゅうconcentrate
スーパーsupermarket
財布さいふwallet
今朝けさthis morning
学校がっこうschool
休みやすみvacation; break

Vocabulary items are displayed based on the order they appear in the grammar lesson.

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