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N2 Lesson 3: 3/21

だけは
to do all that one can, as much/many ~ as one could

Structure
Verb + だけ + Verb[た](*)
Verb + だけ + Verb[ている](*)

(*) The same Verb has to be repeated
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  • [Omitting する and using だけ directly after a する verb like「連絡だけはして・・・」is also natural]
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食(た)べられるだけ食(た)べた。食(た)べ放題(ほうだい)だからさ。
I ate all that I could. It was an all you can eat after all.
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今日(きょう)着(き)たい服(ふく)乾(かわ)かすだけ乾(かわ)かして家(いえ)を出(で)た。
I dried the clothes I want to wear today as much as I could and then left the house.
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このナッツを砕(くだ)くだけ砕(くだ)いた
I crushed these nuts as much as I could.
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