Decoded Slug: ~が、~ (〜ga, 〜)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~が、~ (〜ga, 〜)

~が、~ (〜ga, 〜)

Short explanation:

Express a contrast between two sentences; 'but', 'however'.


Sentence 1 + が、+ Sentence 2


Dezaato wa oishii ga, karorii ga takai.
The dessert is delicious, but it is high in calories.
Kare wa atama ga ii ga, sukoshi namakemono da.
He is smart, but a bit lazy.
Kaisha wa rieki wo ageta ga, juugyouin no kyuuyo wa agaranakatta.
The company made a profit, however, the employees' salaries did not increase.
Gaikokugo wo benkyou suru koto ga tanoshii ga, tokidoki muzukashii.
Studying foreign languages is fun, but sometimes difficult.

Long explanation:

The ~が、~ grammar point is used to express a contrast or contradiction between two sentences or clauses. It can be translated as 'but' or 'however' in English. This grammar point is slightly more formal than けど and is used to show a contrast in the situation.

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