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<< ga suru | gachi >>

〜が [〜が] (ga-2)
    Meaning: but
    Example: I know him but we've never met.
    JLPT Level: 4
    Category: grammar
    Author: Amatuka

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ex #865   突然ですボードゲーム告知をてっきり忘れてました。[totsuzen desu gabo-doge-mukokuchi wo tekkiri wasuretemashita.] 
This is out of nowhere [a sudden change of subject] but I completely forgot about the BoardGame notice.  
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(Amatuka)
ex #866   悪いですちょっと静かにしてください。[warui desu ga chotto shizuka ni shite kudasai] 
Sorry [Bad of me] but could you keep it a little quieter?  
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ex #4790   冷静になろうとしたのだ、ついかっとなった。 
I tried to be calm but finally I lost my temper.  
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(Miki)
ex #4791   料理はあまりおいしくなかった、その他の点では、そのパーティーは成功だった。 
The dishes were not so delicious, but otherwise the party was a success.  
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(Miki)
ex #4792   立ち聞きする気はなかった、あなたの話しが聞こえた。 
I didn't mean to eavesdrop, but I did overhear you.  
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(Miki)
ex #4793   彼は友だちというほどではない知り合いだ。 
He is not a friend, but an acquaintance.  
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ex #4794   友だちとテニスの試合をした負けた。 
I played a match of tennis with my friend, but lost.  
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(Miki)
ex #4795   明日晴れるかどうかわからない、もし晴れたら、私たちはピクニックへ行く。 
I don't know if it will be fine tomorrow, but if it is fine we'll go on a picnic.  
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(Miki)
ex #4796   友人を作るのはたやすい、友情を保つのは難しい。 
It is easy to make a man one's friend, but hard to keep him so.  
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(Miki)
ex #4797   友人のKは美人だ、人に思いやりがない。 
My friend K is beautiful, but she is not considerate to others.  
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(Miki)
ex #4798   木は浮く鉄は沈む。 
Wood floats, but iron sinks.  
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(Miki)
ex #4799   明日の11時に予約をしてあります、時間を変更できますか。 
I have an apointment at eleven tomorrow, but can I change the time?  
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(Miki)
ex #4800   名前は知らない、彼女の顔だけは知っている。 
I don't know her name, but I do know her by sight.  
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(Miki)
ex #4801   娘に電話をかけようとした、通じなかった。 
I tried to call my daughter but couldn't get through.  
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(Miki)
ex #4802   毎日一生懸命に英語を勉強した、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.  
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(Miki)
ex #4803   本当に申し訳ないのです、私はあなたの傘をなくしたらしいのです。 
I'm very sorry, but I seem to have lost your umbrella.  
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(Miki)
ex #4804   できるだけ早く走った、最終電車に間に合わなかった。 
I ran as fast as possible, but I was not in time for the last train.  
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(Miki)
ex #7833   魚は食べます、肉は食べません。 
I can eat fish but not meat.   
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(Rinji_HalfElf)

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AmatukaThanks 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'.
 
Nick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."
 
MikiSome people would say "なくしたらしい(のです)。".  
KasomiCould someone tell me what's the difference between "Demo, Keredomo" and "Ga"? 
nellyaudreyas 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".  
nellyaudreyoh, 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.
 

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