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Except for in Japanese ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

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except for ใ„ใŒใ„
How to say “except for” in Japanese? “ใ„ใŒใ„”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “ใ„ใŒใ„” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on except for in Japanese like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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Tips to Remember the Japanese Word "ใ„ใŒใ„ (igai)"

– Visual Connection:
Imagine someone holding up an "X" sign with their hands (meaning no or stop in Japanese culture) and saying, "Everything except for that." The "X" can remind you of excluding something, which ties to "except for."

– Sound Association:
Break it down to "iga" + "i." "Iga" sounds like "I got," so you could remember "I got everything except for…"


"ใ„ใŒใ„" (igai) is used to express the idea of exclusion, similar to the English word "except for." It indicates that a particular thing or things are not included in the basic situation or condition being discussed.

Other Words that Mean the Same Thing

– ใฎใžใ„ใฆ (nozoite): This also means "excluding" or "except for," but in a less commonly used form.
– ในใคใง (betsu de): This can mean "separately" or "apart from," which might be used in a similar context to "except for."

Alternate Meanings Like Slang

There aren't significant slang meanings for "ใ„ใŒใ„" (igai), as it is generally used in its literal sense across different contexts.

Examples of Sentences that Use It

– ็งใฏใ„ใกใ”ใŒๅฅฝใใงใ™ใŒใ€ใƒใƒŠใƒŠใ„ใŒใ„ใฏใ‚ใพใ‚Šๅฅฝใใงใฏใชใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚
– Watashi wa ichigo ga suki desu ga, banana igai wa amari suki dewa nai desu.
– I like strawberries, but I don't really like anything except for bananas.

– ๆœˆๆ›œๆ—ฅใ„ใŒใ„ใชใ‚‰ใ„ใคใงใ‚‚ใ„ใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚
– Getsuyoubi igai nara itsudemo ii desu.
– Any day except for Monday is fine.

– ๅฝผๅฅณใฏๅฎถๆ—ใ„ใŒใ„ใฎ่ชฐใซใ‚‚่ฉฑใ—ใพใ›ใ‚“ใ€‚
– Kanojo wa kazoku igai no dare ni mo hanashimasen.
– She doesn't talk to anyone except for her family.

– ๆ—ฅๆœฌ่ชžใ„ใŒใ„ใซใ‚‚ใ†ไธ€ใค่จ€่ชžใ‚’่ฉฑใ›ใพใ™ใ‹๏ผŸ
– Nihongo igai ni mou hitotsu gengo o hanasema?
– Can you speak any language other than Japanese?

– ใฟใชๅ‚ๅŠ ใ—ใพใ—ใŸใ€็งใ„ใŒใ„ใฏใ€‚
– Mina sanka shimaa, watashi igai wa.
– Everyone participated except for me.

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