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〜が
ga-2
JLPT N5
Edit  Amatuka
Meaning
but
I know him but we've never met.
Edit  Amatuka
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とつぜんですがボードゲームこくちをてっきりわすれてました。
This is out of nowhere [a sudden change of subject] but I completely forgot about the BoardGame notice.
Edit  #865 Amatuka
わるいですがちょっとしずかにしてください。
Sorry [Bad of me] but could you keep it a little quieter?
Edit  #866 Amatuka
れいせいになろうとしたのだが、ついかっとなった。
I tried to be calm but finally I lost my temper.
Edit  #4790 Miki
りょうりはあまりおいしくなかったが、そのほかのてんでは、そのパーティーはせいこうだった。
The dishes were not so delicious, but otherwise the party was a success.
Edit  #4791 Miki
たちぎきするきはなかったが、あなたのはなしがきこえた。
I didn't mean to eavesdrop, but I did overhear you.
Edit  #4792 Miki
かれはともだちというほどではないがしりあいだ。
He is not a friend, but an acquaintance.
Edit  #4793 Miki
ともだちとテニスのしあいをしたがまけた。
I played a match of tennis with my friend, but lost.
Edit  #4794 Miki
あしたはれるかどうかわからないが、もしはれたら、わたしたちはピクニックへいく。
I don't know if it will be fine tomorrow, but if it is fine we'll go on a picnic.
Edit  #4795 Miki
ゆうじんをつくるのはたやすいが、ゆうじょうをたもつのはむずかしい。
It is easy to make a man one's friend, but hard to keep him so.
Edit  #4796 Miki
ゆうじんのけいはびじんだが、ひとにおもいやりがない。
My friend K is beautiful, but she is not considerate to others.
Edit  #4797 Miki
きはうくがてつはしずむ。
Wood floats, but iron sinks.
Edit  #4798 Miki
あしたのじによやくをしてありますが、じかんをへんこうできますか。
I have an apointment at eleven tomorrow, but can I change the time?
Edit  #4799 Miki
なまえはしらないが、かのじょのかおだけはしっている。
I don't know her name, but I do know her by sight.
Edit  #4800 Miki
むすめにでんわをかけようとしたが、つうじなかった。
I tried to call my daughter but couldn't get through.
Edit  #4801 Miki
まいにちいっしょうけんめいにえいごをべんきょうしたが、あまりみにつかなかった。
I studied English very hard every day, but I did not learn a lot.
Edit  #4802 Miki
ほんとうにもうしわけないのですが、わたしはあなたのかさをなくしたらしいのです。
I'm very sorry, but I seem to have lost your umbrella.
Edit  #4803 Miki
できるだけはやくはしったが、さいしゅうでんしゃにまにあわなかった。
I ran as fast as possible, but I was not in time for the last train.
Edit  #4804 Miki
さかなはたべますが、にくはたべません。
I can eat fish but not meat.
Edit  #7833 Rinji_HalfElf
Discussion and comments
Thanks a lot. I think I've got all that so I'd better clean up the comments. ^^v
I wasn't aware that that use of ように can sometimes omit the 'に'.
Amatuka
本当に申し訳ないのですが、私はあなたの傘をなくしたらしいのです。
This sentence sounds awkward.
I would say "なくしたようです" instead of "なくしたらしいのです."
Nick
Some people would say "なくしたらしい(のです)。".
Miki
Could someone tell me what's the difference between "Demo, Keredomo" and "Ga"?
Kasomi
as far as i know, ga is more like a "yet" type of but. demo means something closer to "however". And keredemo is closer to "nevertheless".
nellyaudrey
oh, i should add that ga typically contrasts between two differing sentences. Like that one above,
毎日一生懸命に英語を勉強したが、あまり身につかなかった。
I studied English very hard every day, but I did not learn a lot.

a demo sentence would be
この本はすてきでも買えないだからすぎる高いですよ.
a keredemo sentece implies that you've done something despite something else. It would be
この本は高いけれでも買いました.

Feel free to correct any of my mistakes but these are the rules as i learned them.
nellyaudrey