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N1 Lesson 3: 3/17

~たまで + だ
just, merely・simply, only

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Verb[た]+ まで(1) +

(1)までこと
Verb[た]+ まで(1) + です

(1)までこと
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  • [States a reason for an action, without having any special (ulterior) motives behind it]
  • [Can be used as a humble answer to someone's thanks/praise・Acting cool]
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A:助(たす)けてくれてありがとうございます
B:いや、自然(しぜん)のことをしまで(のこと)です
A: Thank you very much for helping me!
B: Not at all. It was just the natural thing to do.
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なんで怒(おこ)っているの?私(わたし)意見(いけん)を言(い)っまで(のこと)
Why are you angry? I merely stated my opinion.
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A:わぁ、日本語(にほんご)上手(じょうず)
B:ただ趣味(しゅみ)勉強(べんきょう)してまで(のこと)まだまだだけどね。
A: Wow, your Japanese is good!
B: I merely learned it as a hobby. I still have a ways to go.
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