JLPT N1 Grammar (made da)

Meaning

only; just; nothing else

How to use

Verbるまで(のこと)だ
Verbた
それまでだ
これ

Learn Japanese grammar: (made da). Meaning: only; just; nothing else.

Can be used with verbs in both present and past forms, as well as with それ and これ.

それまでだ – See examples 4+5

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Example #1

聞いてみただけだ。他の意味はない
chotto kiite mita made da.
I just wanted to ask (there's nothing else to it)
Example #2

辞めるしかない
kyuuryou ga sagaru nara, kaisha wo yameru made desu.
If my salary is just going to get lower, I have no choice but to quit.
Example #3

あきらめるしかない
tsuma ga hantai da to ieba, akirameru made desu.
If my wife is going to disagree, then I'll have no choice but to give up.
Example #4

それだけで、何の役にも立たない
ikura takai kuruma wo kattemo, tsukawanakereba sore made da.
It doesn't matter how expensive of a car you buy. If you don't use it, that's all there is to it..
Example #5

死んだら何の役にも立たない
ikura o kane wo kaseidemo shinde shimaeba sore made da.
It doesn't matter how much money you save up, once you die there's no use for it.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
給料きゅうりょうsalary
辞めるやめるto quit
つまwife
反対はんたいoppose; disagree
諦めるあきらめるto give up
稼ぐかせぐto save money

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