JLPT N1 Grammar (made da)


only; just; nothing else

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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

chotto kiite mita made da.
I just wanted to ask (there's nothing else to it)
Example #2

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

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

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

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

辞めるやめるto quit
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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