See also: たか and たが

Japanese edit

Etymology edit

Phrase consisting of (da, is, are, copula) + (ga, nominative particle, also used contrastively after verbs).[1][2]

is also used after verbs in this same way to indicate “the previous statement is the case, but...”

Pronunciation edit

Conjunction edit

だが (da ga

  1. though, although, however, but, be that as it may, that said
    あの()()き。だが、スタイルはちょっとださい。
    Ano ko wa suki. Da ga, sutairu wa chotto dasai.
    I like that girl. But her style is a bit uncool.

Usage notes edit

Used to start a sentence. Generally followed by a comma.

Synonyms edit

References edit

  1. ^ Shōgaku Tosho (1988) 国語大辞典(新装版) [Unabridged Dictionary of Japanese (Revised Edition)] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tokyo: Sanseidō, →ISBN