N5 Grammar Course

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N5 Grammar Course

Lesson 19: まだ〜

Usage 1:

まだ + Positive Expression


Meaning of Usage 1:

「まだ + Positive Expression」means “still…”.

Notes:
①If the verb is ある・いる,you should use まだ〜あります・います.
②If the verb is not ある・いる,you should use まだ〜ています.
③In spoken Japanese, you can drop the い in ている/ています, use てる/てます instead.

Example Sentences of Usage 1:

まださむい?
Are you still cold?

まだごとちゅう
Are you still at work?

まだみせいています。
The shop is still open.

まだいちかんあります。
I still have an hour.

まだきてる?
Are you still up?

まだおこってる?
Are you still upset?

Usage 2:

まだ + Negative Expression


Meaning of Usage 2:

「まだ + Negative Expression」 means “…yet.”

Example Sentences of Usage 2:

まだねむれないの?
Aren’t you asleep yet?

かれまだていません。
He hasn’t come yet.

まだはるじゃない。
It isn’t spring yet.

まだかりません。
I don’t know yet.

まだにたくない。
I don’t want to die yet.

わたしまだなにっていない。
I haven’t said anything yet.

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