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Only A、Just A
  1. Only A、Just A
  2. Because of A, (natural results) B
  3. As much as A can be done; as much as one wants/likes A
  4. Do A to some extent, to try A
    This is used to suggest a limit to how much A is done, and is often followed by clauses downplaying the results (Ex: I'll give A a try, but don't get your hopes up)
  5. Do A as much as possible
    A and B are the same verb. A is always in potential form, while B can be anything.
  だけ     からだ わる   
Eating just pizza is bad for your body/health.
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この            ため   なる  
This book is not only interesting but also instructive.
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この        だけ いる  
This kind of dog exists only in Japan.
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この         だけ      
This supermarket delivers only on Saturday.
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ここ        だけ          
Only girls' shoes are sold here.
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あなた    だけ       なりません  
You have to speak only English.
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    だけ                 
Only one little boy survived the traffic accident.

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ANoun
 
AVerb: Casual
 
Aい-adjective
 
Aな-adjective
 
 
だけ
Basic Examples:
だけ (just a little)

Related Expressions
しか~ない
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まさむね123
Level: 1
(5 years ago)
neutral when compared to しか~ない
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(9 years ago)
Using だけ in this way suggests that the amount is basically enough, but admittedly could be higher.
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くるるぎくん
Level: 1
(12 years ago)
dake indicates that what follows it, is a precise or absolute limit. Depending on the context in which it is used, it translate to English as "just" (if the extent of the limit is not known), or "only" (if extent of the limit is small), or "enough" (if extent of the limit is large).
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Because of A, (natural results) B
  1. Only A、Just A
  2. Because of A, (natural results) B
  3. As much as A can be done; as much as one wants/likes A
  4. Do A to some extent, to try A
    This is used to suggest a limit to how much A is done, and is often followed by clauses downplaying the results (Ex: I'll give A a try, but don't get your hopes up)
  5. Do A as much as possible
    A and B are the same verb. A is always in potential form, while B can be anything.
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        だけあって おいしい   
It's a top-class steak, so it's delicious as expected!
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      だけあって         
Like the model that she is, she has good style.
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さすがに      だけあって    その           
Like the great scholar that he was, he answered the question easily.

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ANoun
 
AVerb: Casual
 
Aい-adjective
 
Aな-adjective な/だった
 
 
だけあって/にBResult
Basic Examples:
だけあってれた (It broke because it's cheap)

Related Expressions
だけのことはある
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Emanny
Level: 170
(1 month ago)

Same as だけに

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As much as A can be done; as much as one wants/likes A
  1. Only A、Just A
  2. Because of A, (natural results) B
  3. As much as A can be done; as much as one wants/likes A
  4. Do A to some extent, to try A
    This is used to suggest a limit to how much A is done, and is often followed by clauses downplaying the results (Ex: I'll give A a try, but don't get your hopes up)
  5. Do A as much as possible
    A and B are the same verb. A is always in potential form, while B can be anything.
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この   できるだけ        
Return this book as soon as you can.
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いたい だけ ここ  いて        
You can stay here as long as you like.

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AVerb: Casual
 
AVerb: Potential
 
Aな-adjective
 
Aい-adjective
 
 
だけ
Basic Examples:
できるだけ (as much as (you) can)

Additional usages
These forms are also commonly used:
Basic Examples
~たいだけ (as much as one wants to...)
ほしいだけ (as much as one wants)
きなだけ (as much as you'd like)
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Stupie
Level: 86
(8 months ago)

သလောက်

きなだけ = ကြိုက်သလောက်

るだけ = တတ်နိုင်သလောက်

みたいだけ = ကြည့်ချင်သလောက်

いたいだけ = ဝယ်ချင်သလောက်

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くるるぎくん
Level: 1
(12 years ago)
it can be placed after the potential form of the verbs "~ru" (る), "~reru" (れる), and "~rareru" (られる), to indicate a maximum degree of something, which can not be passed. The English version would be "as much as.
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Do A to some extent, to try A
This is used to suggest a limit to how much A is done, and is often followed by clauses downplaying the results (Ex: I'll give A a try, but don't get your hopes up)
  1. Only A、Just A
  2. Because of A, (natural results) B
  3. As much as A can be done; as much as one wants/likes A
  4. Do A to some extent, to try A
    This is used to suggest a limit to how much A is done, and is often followed by clauses downplaying the results (Ex: I'll give A a try, but don't get your hopes up)
  5. Do A as much as possible
    A and B are the same verb. A is always in potential form, while B can be anything.
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やれる だけ          ありません  
I did what I could so I have no regrets.
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この                      
This book is famous so it'd be good to at least try reading it.

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Construction
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AVerb: Dictionary Form
だけ
BVerb: Casual
Basic Examples:
だけは (to try to see)

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Emanny
Level: 170
(1 month ago)

To 'verb' a bit

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Rusty-exe
Level: 34
(3 years ago)
「できるだけ」の使われることもい。
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サラダ
Level: 2
(3 years ago)
Examples are needed here!
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Do A as much as possible
A and B are the same verb. A is always in potential form, while B can be anything.
  1. Only A、Just A
  2. Because of A, (natural results) B
  3. As much as A can be done; as much as one wants/likes A
  4. Do A to some extent, to try A
    This is used to suggest a limit to how much A is done, and is often followed by clauses downplaying the results (Ex: I'll give A a try, but don't get your hopes up)
  5. Do A as much as possible
    A and B are the same verb. A is always in potential form, while B can be anything.
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      だけ    ください  
Carry as much luggage as you can.
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   だけ                  
I waited as much as I could, but the ghost didn't appear.

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Construction
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AVerb: Potential
だけ
BVerb: Casual
Basic Examples:
できるだけする (do as much as possible)

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Sairen
Level: 1
I think だけ can also be situated after verbs and adjectives.
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14 years ago
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マイコー
Level: 259
Thanks, expanded the construction examples for the first meaning.
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mireille
Level: 1
A second meaning for this grammar point:

Construction:

Dictionary form verb + だけ
Potential form verb + だけ

In addition, often used with words like ‾(し)たいだけ, ほしいだけ, きなだけ

されています。るだけしましょう。
たくさんありますから、どうぞほしいだけおりください。

English meaning: As much as one‾ (likes, can, want, etc)

Edit: I think it's already here:
http://www.renshuu.org/index.php?page=grammar/individual&id=323

but the constructions are completely different.
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mireille
Level: 1
It's Plain form verb + だけあって・だけに instead of dictionary form,
and add Na-adjective + だった + だけあって・だけに to the list.

は、ただけあって、です。
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マイコー
Level: 259
Combined the two pages and cleaned it up a bit, let me know how it looks!
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mireille
Level: 1
Looks good to me. ^^
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mireille
Level: 1
Again, a slight change in the construction for the third meaning:

Plain form verb + だけ + verb
い adjective + だけ + verb
な adjective + な + だけ + verb

にはつかない。
(Unicom - Bun no Rule)
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マイコー
Level: 259
Fixed it up, thanks!
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テリフン
Level: 1
For the な form in the third meaning, you use either な or だった? な-adjectiveA + [color=red]な/だった[/color] + だけ+あって/に + ResultB
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マイコー
Level: 259
Yes (^-^)b
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マドゥリ
Level: 1
I couldn't find だけでなく (not only...) anywhere. Doesn't it warrant a separate entry of its own?
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11 years ago
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マイコー
Level: 259
I don't quite follow - I believe だけ で(は)なく is just a negation of だけ, so I don't think it is a wholly different entry.
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jscraftsman
Level: 234

1. Example from "2/3: Only A、Just A"

このにだけいる。

This kind of dog exists only in Japan.

      • Incorrect binding for . It should be "しゅ" instead of "たね"


2. I found a possible bug.

Steps:

2.1. In a sentence click the down arrow (the red one with a tool tip: "This sentence is not useful/too hard/incorrect."

2.2. Open dictionary (without submitting the changes)

      • The up (green) and down (red) arrow disappears.
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7 years ago
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マイコー
Level: 259
Thanks, will rebuild that sentence soon.


The second thing is not really a bug, just a limitation due to the popup system for the site. Not ideal, just not a bug exactly.

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|マルコ|
Level: 110

https://i.imgur.com/7Qmshw1.png

in the image above, an instance of the pattern verb(plain form) + だけ + verb(any form) , I didn't find it in the grammar library and I think is worth adding, not sure if it goes here or in a separate entry.

it actually has 2 uses, well explained at this link : https://japanese.stackexchange...
quoting what they said:

There are basically two patterns to this verb-だけ-verb construct.

1) 「Verb in Attributive Form + だけ + Same Verb in any form」

meaning "to [verb] to a degree". That degree is generally fairly limited.

2) 「Verb in Potential Form + だけ + Same Verb in any form」

meaning "to [verb] as much as possible"

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3 years ago
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マイコー
Level: 259

Alright - I'm going to clean up the entry currently in there, then add a couple more instead of trying to mix the different nuances into a single entry.

I always like seeing the screenshots where you find this stuff.

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3 years ago
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マイコー
Level: 259

Added the two new forms! Your link was very helpful, and I was able to reference entries in my as well.

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Level: 113

Need more examples for this grammar (N2)。

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マイコー
Level: 259

Need more examples for this grammar (N2)。

Added!

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Automotba
Level: 966

What’s the difference between this and だけで?

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1 year ago
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gdartfow
Level: 1478

だけで is a combination of だけ (only/just) and the particle で (by). For example:

そのているだけでく。 = I feel calm just by looking at that painting.

だけでしてもいいですか。 = Can we talk, just by ourselves/just the two of us?

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