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Decoded Slug: まだ〜 (mada〜)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
まだ〜 (mada〜)

まだ〜 (mada〜)

Short explanation:

Indicates something has not yet happened or is still happening; 'still', 'not yet'.


まだ + Verb (in non-past, negative non-past or te-form), まだ + い-adjective, まだ + な-adjective + じゃない/ではない, まだ + Noun + じゃない/ではない


Hirugohan wa mada tabete imasen.
I haven't eaten lunch yet.
Yamada-san wa mada kite imasen.
Yamada-san has not arrived yet.
Kono heya wa mada atsui desu.
This room is still hot.
Kare wa mada gakusei ja nai desu.
He is not a student yet.

Long explanation:

The まだ〜 grammar point is used to express that something has not yet occurred or is still in progress. It can be translated as 'still' or 'not yet' in English. Depending on the context or if expressing the negative, 'まだ' can be used with different combinations of verb, adjective or noun.

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