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Learn JLPT N2 Grammar: だけは (dake wa)

Learn Japanese Grammar JLPT N2 Flashcard

Meaning: to do all that one can

Formation:

Verb-dictionary form + だけは + (same) Verb-casual, past

Example sentences:


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覚えるだけは覚えたのだから、後は試験の日を待つだけだ。
oboeru dake wa oboeta no dakara, ato wa shiken no hi o matsu dake da.
I’ve remembered everything I could, so now all I have to do is wait for the day of the test to come.

わたしは助けるだけは助けてやったのだ。
watashi wa tasukeru dake wa tasukete yatta no da.
I did all I could to help.

恋愛のことは両親にも話すだけは話しました。
renai no koto wa ryoushin ni mo hanasu dake wa hanashimashita.
I told my parents everything about my love life.

指示のとおりにやるだけはやったが、いい結果が出るかどうか自信がない。
shiji no toori ni yaru dake wa yatta ga, ii kekka ga deru ka dou ka jishin ga nai.
I followed the instruction and did all that I could, but I have no confidence that I’ll have good results.


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