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Learn JLPT N2 Grammar: てでも (te demo)

Learn Japanese Grammar JLPT N2 Flashcard

Meaning: even if I have to; by all means

Formation:

Verb-てform + でも

Example sentences:

家を売ってでも留学に行きたいです。
ie o utte demo ryuugaku ni ikitai desu.
I want to study abroad even if I have to sell my house.

引きずってでも田中を学校へ連れて行くぞ。
hikizutte demo tanaka o gakkou e tsurete iku zo.
I’ll take Tanaka to school even if I have to drag him.

人に憎まれてでも出世したいとは思わない。
hito ni nikumarete demo shusse shitai towa omowanai.
I never think that I must become successful even if people hate me.

彼はどんな危険を冒してでも、必ずわたしに会いにきた。
kare wa donna kiken o okashite demo, kanarazu watashi ni ai ni kita.
He had always risked everything to see me.

仕事を捨ててでも好きな彼女と結婚したいです。
shigoto o sutete demo sukina kanojo to kekkon shitai desu.
I want to marry the woman I love even if I have to quit my job.

どんなことをしてでもこの謎を解く。
donna koto o shite demo kono nazo o toku.
I’ll go to any lengths to solve this mystery.

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