See also: また

JapaneseEdit

Alternative spelling
未だ

EtymologyEdit

Aphesis of いまだ (imada).

AdverbEdit

まだ (mada

  1. yet, still
    「もう()べましたか。」「いいえ、まだ()べていません。」
    “Mō tabemashita ka.” “Īe, mada tabete imasen.”
    Have you eaten? — No, I have not eaten yet.
    まだやりたいことがある。
    Mada yaritai koto ga aru.
    I still have something more to do.
    • 190506, Natsume Sōseki, I Am a Cat (text here)
      (わが)(はい)(ねこ)である。()(まえ)まだ()い。
      Wagahai wa neko de aru. Namae wa mada nai.
      I am a cat. As of yet, I have no name.
  2. Indicating it hasn't been a long time since something happened.
    まだ一分間(いっぷんかん)しか()ってないよ。
    Mada ippunkan shika tatte nai yo.
    It has been only one minute.
  3. Indicating a choice is not good enough but still slightly better than others.
    (あたま)()げるより()ぬほうがまだましだ。
    Atama o sageru yori shinu hō ga mada mashi da.
    I would rather die than to bow down.

SynonymsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

まだ (mada-na (adnominal まだ (mada na), adverbial まだ (mada ni))

  1. unfinished; not done
    ()(ごと)まだ(ひと)(はや)()ませなさい。
    Shigoto no mada na hito wa hayaku sumase nasai.
    Those who haven't finished their work, be quick.
    (ばん)(はん)まだー
    Ban-go-han madā?
    Is dinner ready yet?

InflectionEdit