JLPT N2 Grammar (madashimo)

How to use

Noun + ならまだしも
Noun + は
madashimo まだしも jlpt n2 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: 未だしも 【】 (nara madashimo). Meaning: rather; better​ ~.

There are two main patterns that are used.

Pattern 1) Noun[A] + ならまだしも + [B]

Pattern 2) Noun[A] + はまだしも + [B]

[A] is the preferred option over [B].

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Example #1

ichido dake nara madashimo, nido mo shippai shite shimatta.
It would be alright if I only messed up once, but I failed twice..
Example #2

ano hito, word ya excel ga tsukaenai no wa madashimo, meeru mo dekinai rashii yo.
It's one thing that they don't know how to use word and excel, but apparently they don't even know how to use email.
Example #3

boku no eigo ryoku de wa, ryokou wa madashimo, ryuugaku nante muri desu.
With my English ability, I can handle a bit of traveling, but studying abroad is out of the question.
Example #4

suufun nara madashimo, sanjuu pun mo matteimasen.
I'm alright waiting a few minutes, but 30 minutes is unacceptable.
Example #5

gojuu nen mae nara madashimo, ima sonnna koto o shinjiteiru hito wa imasen.
If it were 50 years ago, someone may believe you, but no one is going to believe that story now.
Example #6

suujitsu nara madashimo, tookakan mo tainou shiteimasu.
It would be alright if it were just a few days, but you are currently 10 days behind on your payment.
Example #7

monku o iu dake nara madashi mo, josei ni bouryoku o furuu no wa zettai ni ikemasen.
It's one thing to voice a complaint, but violence against women is absolutely not OK.

Vocabulary List

一度いちどonce; first time
二度にどtwice; second time
信じるしんじるto believe
英語力えいごりょくEnglish ability
旅行りょこうtravel; trip
留学りゅうがくstudy abroad
数分すうふんa few minutes
待つまつto wait
数日すうじつa few days
10日間とおかかん10 days
滞納たいのうno-payment; default

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