【N1】~だけまし /~dakemashi

~だけまし ~dakemashi



 How to make”~だけまし….” in Japanese.

    • ・ Meaning: better, 他よりいい
    • ・ JLPT Level: 1 日本語能力試験N1級レベル
    • ・ Category: grammar 文法

You can use ~だけまし when you want to say “better ..”.

The patterns is below:

Negative statement + BVerb: Casual
Negative statement + Bい-adjective
Negative statement + Bな-adjective + な
+ だけ + まし +

例文:Examples of sentence (with audio)

試合に負けたけど、一生懸命やっただけましだ。
Although we lose the match but at least we had tried out be

去年は給料があまり増えなかったが、給料があるだけましだ。
During last year my salary was not increase but at least it’s better than nothing.

君は仕事があるだけましだよ。私は首になってしまった。
you should be grateful for even having a job. I have just been fired.

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