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How to Use まだ

まだ (mada) means “not yet” or “still”. In a sentence, the meaning will depend on whether まだ is used with negative or positive adjectives and verbs. Most commonly, まだ is used with negative words to mean, “Not yet”. However, with positive words, it means “still”.

まだ With Negative Words

大阪に行きますか。 (Are you going to Osaka?)

まだ行きません。 (Not yet.)

まだ With Positive Words

あそこにゾンビがあります。 (There are zombies over there.)

まだ行きます。 (I’m still going.)

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