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<< madashimo | mademonai >>

まで [まで] (made)
    Meaning: till, to
    Example: Opening hours are 9am to 5pm.
    JLPT Level: 4
    Category: grammar
    Author: Amatuka

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ex #837   人間は食べ物がなくても40日まで生きられるが、水がないと7日間しか生きられない。 
Human beings can live up to 40 days without food, but no more than 7 without water.  
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ex #838   私は東京から九州まで飛行機で行った。 
I took an airplane from Tokyo to Kyushu.  
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ex #839   おまけにまで降っていた。 
To top things off it was even raining.  
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ex #840   私はまでに手紙を書き終えた。 
I finished writing the letter by noon.  
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ex #852   10時まで起きてた。 
I stayed up till 10pm.  
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ex #2904   そこまで言えるのかなあ. 
I wonder if you can go that far in talking about it.  
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ex #2906   10時までに帰らなくっちゃ。 
I should get back by 10pm at the latest.  
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ex #7812   夕方まで勉強しました。ゆうがたまでべんきょうしました。 
I studied until evening. Yuugata made benkyou shimashita.  
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AmatukaThe 'to' indicated by made can be time like (40 days) space like (Kyushu) or more metaphorical ([lit: up to raining]) 
AmatukaNote there is some difference between までに and まで.
まで : "I stayed up till 10pm"
10時まで起きてた。
[You actually went to bed at 10pm]
までに : "I had to get back by 10pm"
10時までに帰らなくっちゃ
[You could come back earlier, but not later]
(Hmm, hope that last example is OK)
 
your nameIt's natural! ↑:) 
your nameThe 1st example 40日間 is more natural. 
bamboo4In the first example, lyou don't even need まで or 間. I added the last example to add variety. 
sevaaDo they ever say "までは"?
As in,
"3時までは、来ないでください。" for "Please don't come until 3."

Or would simple "3時まで" suffice?
Thank you.


 
Miki3時まで is sufficient.
3時までは is used to emphasis. Please don't dare come to the meeting room until 3 as we are having an interview.
 
KevinRandom question:
Is 来ます conjugated right, for 'dont come'?
 
Kevinもう一質問!

”までの“は何ですか?分かりません。
 
DrewExamples 840 and 2906 are actually examples of "までに”("by") which doesn't have an entry in jgram but it should... 
emilyjunoKevin, Yes, Konaide is the correct conjugation.
Further, I believe Madeno is used when modifying a noun like if you used Made no in example 838 it would translate as: "I took the plane that goes from Tokyo to Kyushuu" (pretty sure anyway)
 

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