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English Reference for mashi (まし)

Kanji
Kana
まし
mashi
マシ
mashi
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Definitions
  1. na-adjective better, less objectionable, preferable
  2. noun (suffix) more, increase, extra
  3. noun archaism increase, growth
Conjugations
adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi) conjugations
Plain/Informal Polite/Formal Negative Plain/Informal Negative Polite/Formal
Present Indicative ましだ
mashida
ましです
mashidesu
ましじゃない
mashijanai
ましではない
mashidehanai
ましでわありません
mashidewaarimasen
Past Indicative ましだった
mashidatta
ましでした
mashideshita
ましでわなかった
mashidewanakatta
ましでわありませんでした
mashidewaarimasendeshita
te-form ましで
mashide
Volitional ましだろう
mashidarou
Provisional ましであれば
mashideareba
ましではなければ
mashidehanakereba
Causative ましにさせる
mashinisaseru
ましにさせない
mashinisasenai
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Example sentences
A watered down compromise resolution is better than none at all
The weather is a shade better today
She wanted a better job than cleaning office floors
Better late than never
Anybody would be better than nobody
Death is preferable to dishonor
Better late than never
You belong in a better place than this
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