できるだけ [できるだけ] (dekirudake)
Meaning: as soon/early as possible
Example: I'd like to meet as soon as possible
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|dekirudake + adverb means "as much as (adverb)".|
its used as an almost set phrase with 'hayaku':early/fast.
dekirudake hayaku: as quickly/soon/early as possible.
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- dake (Although this entry uses the verb できる, other verbs can also be used.) [blabby]
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|dc||is this used with the leading verb being a potential?|
meet as soon as possible
make as soon as possible
eat as quickly as possible
|dc||can it be used with negatives?|
as slowly/late as possible?
|Miki||If you use the verb twice like this, it is possible. 会えるだけ早く会う。|| |
|Miki||With negative, you can use it. |
Please come as late as possible.
|Miki||dc, Why don't you change the entry to "できるだけ" only? |
There are more できるだけ。速く、静かに、長く、…。
|bamboo4||Miki-san's comment: 会えるだけ早く会うis incorrect. It would have to be できるだけ早く会う.|
I agree with Miki-san's comment that the entry should be changed to できるだけ.
|dc||tx, entry changed.. btw are you both able to edit grammar entries? you should be admin so please feel free to edit...|| |
|blabby||Maybe this should be listed as "だけ-2" - "As much as 〜"?|
できるだけ - "As much as you can do"
好きなだけ - "As much as you like"
ほしいだけを取り下さい - "Please take as much as you want"
寝たいだけ寝ることができない - "I can't sleep as much as I want to."
|誠||bladdyさん、should be 「ほしいだけお取り下さい」.|| |
|誠||dcさん、should be (without 早く) ：|
if you want to say " ... as soon as possible/as sson as one can" use 出来るだけ:
|claytonian||This grammar should be changed, as this sense of だけ does not appear with just 出来るin front of it.|| |
|tigert||dekirukake can also mean to the extent possible. |
To the extent that it is possible, please do not do that sort of thing.
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