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さえ
sae
JLPT N2 Author: dc
Meaning
even; only; just
I can't even see it
See also
Phrases
If there is no food, humans would even eat a mouse.
#360 Author: Amatuka, dc

I am so full I could not even eat a strawberry.
#115 Author: dc

It's OK with me if it's OK with you.
#3658 Author: dbx

Even your faults do not lessen my respect for you, and in friendship this is what counts.
#3660 Author: dbx

You have only to ask him if he'd like to join us.
#3661 Author: dbx

If you just wait here, thats enough.
#3662 Author: dbx

You have only to come here.
#3663 Author: dbx

You have only to push this button.
#3664 Author: dbx

You have only to ask for it and it will be given to you.
#3665 Author: dbx

All you have to do is study harder.
#3666 Author: dbx

All you have to do is to make a comment.
#3667 Author: dbx

You have only to study hard, and you will pass the test.
#3668 Author: dbx

All you have to do is follow me.
#3669 Author: dbx

Even using a ruler, he cannot draw a straight line.
#3185 Author: dc

thing which most people don't even know exists
#3036 Author: dc

You have only to do what you are told.
#3659 Author: dbx

He has never studied English, and he can't even read the alphabet.
#6126 Author: rubyhatchet

I've had a toothache for the past few days, and I can't even eat tofu, let alone tough food.
#6127 Author: rubyhatchet

If food were to run out, people would even eat rats.
#6128 Author: rubyhatchet

She really loves liquor (sake), and she'll even drink cheap liquor (sake) used for cooking.
#6180 Author: rubyhatchet

they can't even -find- the source code, let alone finish developing it!
#3048 Author: dc, bamboo4

Even now I can`t believe her.
#8401 Author: karekano

She even begrudged the money for food.
#8402 Author: karekano

In addiction to the children, even the adults screamed.
#8403 Author: karekano

If I had only known!
#8404 Author: karekano

I don't know if she even -saw- the letter, let alone read it
#3183 Author: dc, Miki

I can't even see it, let alone read it
#3184 Author: dc, bamboo4

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