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Grammar detail: せめて

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JLPT:
せめて - at least
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explanation
means
at least ~
せめて carries an implication of emotional attachment to a desired amount of something, or of complaint that something is not the case. For example:
せめて
ねん
いちど
一度
スミ
から
たよ
便
あればねぇ
I would love to hear from Sumiko at least once a year ...
The more common
すく
なくとも does not have this same emotional implication - it is simply a dry expression of fact.
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See also:
  • 少なくとも(すくなくとも) - at least

Kanji used in this grammar

ショウ   すこ a little   すくない few   
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ネン   とし year   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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ド   ト   タク   degree   たび occasion, time   
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シ   ス   こ child   
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便
convenience; tidings   ビン tidings   ベン convenience   たよ tidings, news   
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