【N5】だけ/dake

Meaning/意味

just, only, simply, merely

Note: You can use だけ ( = dake) in both negative and affirmative sentences and しか ( = shika) is only used in negative sentences.

How to make/作り方

Something + dake …. (affirmative sentences)

example sentences/例文 (audio/音声付き)

ここにケーキが一つだけあります。


koko ni ke-ki ga hitotsu dake arimasu
There is only one cake here.

あの人は英語だけ分かります。

ano hito wa eigo dake wakarimasu
That person only understands English.

財布に百円だけあります。

Saifu ni hyaku-en dake arimasu.
There is only 100 yen in the wallet. That’s all there is.