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Learn JLPT N2 Grammar: せめて (semete)

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Meaning: at least; at most

Formation:

せめて + phrase

Example sentences:

100点がとれなくても、せめて90点はとりたい。
hyakuten ga torenakute mo, semete kyuujuu ten wa toritai.
Even if I can’t get 100 points, I want to at least get 90 points.

わたしに話しかけてほしかったのに。せめてわたしを見てくれるだけでも。
watashi ni hanashikakete hoshikatta noni. semete watashi o mite kureru dake demo.
I wish he’d talked to me, or even looked at me.

マリー、せめてこれぐらいしか、してあげられないけど。
marii, semete kore gurai shika shite agerarenai kedo.
Marie, this is the least I could do.

せめて軽く一杯飲んでから出かける事にしたらどう?
semete karuku ippai nonde kara dekakeru koto ni shitara dou.
You’ll come and have a drink before you go, at least?

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