Home / Grammar / JLPT N2 Grammar / JLPT N2 Grammar: てでも (te demo)

JLPT N2 Grammar: てでも (te demo)

てでも (te demo)

Meaning: even if I have to; by all means; in spite of

How to use the: Verb-てform + でも

Example sentences:
1. 熱があるが、大切な約束があるので、どんなことをしてでも行かなければならない。
Netsu ga aru ga, taisetsuna yakusoku ga aru node, don’na koto o shite demo ikanakereba naranai.
Having a fever, but because of an important appointment, Either way have to go.

2, 仕事を捨ててでも好きな彼女と結婚したいです。
shigoto o sutete demo sukina kanojo to kekkon shitai desu.
I want to marry the woman I love even if I have to quit my job.

3, 引きずってでも田中を学校へ連れて行くぞ。
hikizutte demo tanaka o gakkou e tsurete iku zo.
I’ll take Tanaka to school even if I have to drag him.

4, その時は、食事の回数(かいすう)を減(へ)らしてでも、お金を貯(た)める必要があったんです。
Sonotoki wa, shokuji no kaisū (kaisuu) o gen (e )rashite demo, okane o 貯 (Ta) meru hitsuyō ga atta ndesu.
At that time, saving money is necessary, even if you have to reduce your meals.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *