Japanese だけしか…ない grammar dakeshika…nai

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Let’s learn Japanese だけしか…ない grammar dakeshika…nai :

Formation :

Meaning and how to use :

Expressing meaning “only this one”. This structure is an emphasized structure of…????

Examples:

今わたしが信じる人は君だけしかいない。
ima watashi ga shinjiru hito ha kimi dake shika i nai
Now the only person I trust is you.<s/pan>

今日参加した人はこれだけしかいない。
konnichi sanka shi ta hito ha kore dake shika i nai
Today the participants are only these one.

今お金はそれだけしかないよ。
ima okane ha sore dake shika nai yo
Now the money is only this much.

この実験は成功率が20%だけしかない。
kono jikken ha seikou ritsu ga ni rei pasento dake shika nai
The probability that this experiment will be successful is only 20%.

コンサートと一緒に行ける人は5人だけしかない。
konsato to issho ni yukeru hito ha go nin dake shika nai
Only 5 people can go with me to the concert.

Note: When you want to emphasize the meaning “little”, use the form「だけだ」 or「(だけ)しかない, not use「だけある」. When referring to a specific number in a specific case, you cannot directly use「だけ」.

Above is Japanese だけしか…ない grammar dakeshika…nai. If you don’t understand the signs we used in formation, you can find their meaning here : signs used in Japanese grammar structures.

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