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N4 Lesson 10: 13/18


But still, And yet, Even so, Nevertheless


Phrase (A) + それでも + Phrase (B)


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About それでも

それでも is a combination of the pronoun それ, and the adverbial particle でも. It is often translated simply as 'even so', or 'nevertheless'. Literally, it is a bit closer to 'even with that'.
それでも is usually used between an (A) and a (B) phrase, to show that there is more information (usually surprising) to be considered.
  • 今日(きょう)(あめ)()それでも()()の?
    It's going to rain today, even with that, are you still going fishing?
  • (わたし)(なぐ)られたり()られたりするのが(きら)ですそれでも空手(からて)()ので()ないです
    I don't like getting punched or kicked, even so, I like karate so it is hard to quit.
This grammar point primarily expresses that 'even with' what has been said previously, it is not all there is to think about.


  • このコーヒー(あま)ですがそれでも砂糖(さとう)(くわ)えます。

    This coffee is sweet but nevertheless, I will add sugar.

  • タバコ(からだ)(わる)()われているそれでも()めにくい

    It is said that smoking is bad for you and yet it is tough to quit.

  • (たか)のにそれでも()つもりです

    It is expensive and yet you are still planning on buying it?

  • そのカップルずっと喧嘩(けんか)しているそれでもよく旅行(りょこう)()

    That couple is always fighting. Nevertheless they often go on trips together.

  • 先生(せんせい)インフルエンザかかった。それでも学校(がっこう)(やす)んでいない

    The teacher got the flu. Nevertheless he still came to school.

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それでも – Grammar Discussion

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  • hetore


    In the following sentence


    Isn’t the use of それでも right after のに redundant? It feels like just one of them, any one of them, would be enough

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