JLPT N4 Grammar (wa~ga... wa)

Meaning

[A] but [B]; however; comparison

How to use

Noun-1 + は~がNoun-2 + は…
wa~ga wa は~が は は~が は jlpt n4 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (wa~ga… wa). Meaning: [A] but [B]; however; comparison.


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Example #1

ひらがなはかけますが、かんじはかけません。
hiragana wa kakemasu ga, kanji wa kakemasen.
I can write hiragana, but I cannot write kanji.
Example #2

わたしはねこがすきですがいぬはあまりすきじゃない。
watashi wa neko ga suki desu ga inu wa amari suki janai.
I like cats, but I don't really like dogs.
Example #3

かのじょはびじんだがあたまはよくない。
kanojo wa bijin da ga atama wa yokunai.
She is beautiful but not very smart.
Example #4

かれはさいのうがあるが、けいけんはほとんどない。
kare wa sainou ga aru ga, keiken wa hotondo nai.
He has talent, but almost no experience.
Example #5

にほんにきたときはさびしかったが、いまはともだちができてたのしくなりました。
nihon ni kita toki wa sabishikatta ga, ima wa tomodachi ga dekite tanoshiku narimashita.
I was lonely when I came to Japan, but now I have some friends and it has become fun.
Example #6

いまのしごとはいそがしいですが、きゅうりょうはたかいからがんばってつづけます。
ima no shigoto wa isogashii desu ga, kyuuryou wa takai kara ganbatte tsudukemasu.
My current job is busy, but my salary is high so I will keep working hard.
Example #7

ぶっかはあがっているが、きゅうりょうはかわらないからせいかつはたいへんになった。
bukka wa agatte iru ga, kyuuryou wa kawaranai kara seikatsu wa taihen ni natta.
Prices are going up, but my salary hasn't changed, so life is getting difficult.
Example #8

かれはメールでろんなひととはなしているがひとのまえはきんちょうするからしゃべれない。
kare wa meeru de iron na hito to hanashite iru ga hito no mae wa kinchou suru kara shaberenai.
He talks to many people by message, but gets nervous in front of people and cannot speak.

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