Japanese だけ grammar dake

Japanese だけ grammar dake
Japanese だけ grammar dake

Let’s learn Japanese だけ grammar dake :

JLPT level : N5

Formation :

N +だけ

Meaning and how to use :

Express the meaning “only, just, there’s only…”. To show limitation, that beside what is mention, there’s nothing else

For example

Ni zero zero en dake de kono enpitsu ga kae masu.
We can buy this pencil with just 200 yens.

ano uwasa ha jijitsu ka dou ka kare dake shitte i masu.
He’s the only one who knows whether that rumor is true.

kondo dake tanomi masu yo.
I ask you for help only this time.

ichi nin dake de iku no ha ii desu.
Going alone is just ok.

ano hito dake shachou no meirei o shira nai you da.
Perhaps, that person is the only one who doesn’t know the director’s command.

Note: In case だけ goes with a clause, the verb must be in normal form.
If it’s used with particle,「を」and 「が」it’s combined: 「だけが」、「だけを」. Sometimes both particles are removed.

Related structures :

と言ってもせいぜい…だけだ toittemoseizei…dakeda
たところで…だけだ tatokorode…dakeda
だけで dakede
だけでなく…も dakedenaku…mo
だけのことだ… dakenokotoda
というだけで toiudakede
るだけ rudake
しか…ない shika…nai

above is Japanese だけ grammar dake. if you don’t understand the signs we used in fomation, you can find their meaning here : signs used in Japanese grammar structures.

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