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Grammar detail: だけまし

だけまし - at least ~; you should be grateful for ~
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だけまし
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at least ~; you should be grateful for ~
りょうしん
両親
たよ
れる
だけまし
At least you can rely on your parents.
ボロいアパートだけど
やちん
家賃
やす
だけまし
It's a run-down apartment, but I should be grateful that the rent is cheap.
Other patterns:
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だけまし
な adjective
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だけまし
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Kanji used in this grammar

リョウ    both   
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シン   おや parent   したしい close, intimate   したしむ to befriend, grow close to   
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ライ   たよ to rely (on)   たのもしい reliable   たの to ask(for), entrust   
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カ   ケ   house   いえ    や    
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チン    wages, rent, fare, fee   
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アン   やす peaceful; cheap   
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