N3 Grammar Course

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N3 Grammar Course

~さえ

Usage:

Noun + さえ
Particle + さえ
Noun (People) + (で) + さえ


Meaning:

「~さえ」means “even…”.

Examples:

本人ほんじんでさえ、けいちがえるあいがある。
Even Japanese may make a mistake in the honorific language.
 
かれあるくことさえできない。
Even walking is hard for him.

Note:

①You can use も to replace さえ, but さえ is like an intensive of も.

かれあるくこともできない。
Even walking is hard for him.
 
②さえも is like an intensive of さえ. They are very similar words and in many cases can be used interchangeably.

かれあるくことさえもできない。
Even walking is hard for him.
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One thought on “~さえ

  1. Where is the as long as… Examples?
    Example: お金さえあれば大丈夫さ
    (As long as) there is money every thing will be alright

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