Grammar Info

N4 Lesson 10: 13/18

それでも

But still, And yet, Even so, Nevertheless

Structure

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.

Examples

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    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()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)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)インフルエンザにかかった。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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