Japanese grammar だけましだ dakemashida

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Let’s learn Japanese grammar だけましだ dakemashida :

JLPT level : N1

Formation :

V/Aい+だけましだ
Aな+なだけましだ

Meaning and how to use :

Expresses the meaning “Although the situation now is not very good, but at least it’s not worse.” Often translated as “lucky it’s still not..”

Examples:

ここからはっきり見えないが、遅く来たら見える場所がないだけましだ。
Koko kara hakkiri mie nai ga, osoku ki tara mieru basho ga nai dake mashi da.
I can’t see clearly from here but it’s still lucky that we still got seats, if we’d got here late we won’t even be able to see anything.

事故に遭って、小さいけがをした。骨折しないだけましだ。
Jiko ni atte, chiisai kega o shi ta. Kossetsu shi nai dake mashi da.
Because of the accident, I got minor injures. It’s still lucky that I don’t have anything broken.

泥棒に部屋に入られて、価値がある物を盗まれてしまった。お金を盗まれないだけましだ。
Dorobou ni heya ni hairare te, kachi ga aru mono o nusumare te shimatta. Okane o nusumare nai dake mashi da.
A thief broke into my room and stole my valuable things. It’s still lucky that they didn’t steal any money.

大好きな本が何枚も破れてしまったが、全部破れないだけましだ。
Daisuki na hon ga nan mai mo yabure te shimatta ga, zenbu yabure nai dake mashi da.
The book that I like has some tattered pages, but it’s still lucky that not all of the pages are that way.

この料理がちょっとまずいですが、食べられるだけましだ。
Kono ryouri ga chotto mazui desu ga, taberareru dake mashi da.
This dish is a little bad but it’s lucky that it’s still edible.

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