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Learn JLPT N4 Grammar: それでも (sore demo)

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Meaning: but still; and yet; even so

Formation:

Phrase 1 + それでも + Phrase 2

Example sentences:

「三年間も彼女に会っていません。」「それでも君はその女と結婚しているんだよ。」
sannenkan mo kanojo ni atte imasen. sore demo kimi wa sono onna to kekkon shite irun da yo.
“I haven’t seen her in three years.” “Still you are married to her.”


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それでも彼女はわたしを愛してはいたのです。
sore demo kanojo wa watashi o aishite wa ita no desu.
And yet she loved me.

ハルカは唇が震え目に涙がうかんだ。それでも、無理に快活さをよそおって、それを抑えておしゃべりをつづけた。
haruka wa kuchibiru ga furueme ni namida ga ukanda. sore demo, muri ni kaikatsu sa o yosootte, sore o osaete oshaberi o tsuzuketa.
Haruka’s lips trembled and the tears came to her eyes, but she hid these signs with a forced gayety and went on chattering.

彼女は食べることに集中しようとした。それでも手は震え、顔は怒りで火照りはじめた。
kanojo wa taberu koto ni shuuchuu shiyou to shita. sore demo te wa furue, kao wa ikari de hoteri hajimeta.
She tried to concentrate on her food, but her hands shook and her face was starting to burn with anger.


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