Qubyte Codes

Not yet or still with まだ

まだ can be used to express when something is not yet the case, or is still the case.

For affirmative forms of verbs まだ means still. Example:

  • まだ()(ほん)()(べん)(きょう)してるの?
  • Are you still studying Japanese?

For negative forms of verbs まだ means not yet. That said, it still means still when you think about it!

  • まだエディンバラに()きません。
  • I haven't been to Edinburgh yet.
  • I still haven't been to Edinburgh.

まだ is often contrasted with もう. See the notes on もう.