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JLPT N1
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Meaning
even though ~ try / want to ~; although ~ be thinking of doing; A conjunctive phrase that indicates concession: "even though s.o. tries to do s.t., he/she cannot do it for some reason"
I have a terrible headache, and I cannot get up even though I want to
しようとしてもできない; したいのにできない
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Formation
Phrases
あたまがいたくて、おきようにもおきられなかった
I have a terrible headache, and I cannot get up even though I want to
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あたらしいパソコンをかおうにも、おかねがなくてかえない。
Even though I want to buy a new computer, I don't have the money so I can't.
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かいしゃをやめようにも、つぎのしごとがみつからない。
Even though I think of quitting the company, I can't find another job so I can't.
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すしをつくろうにもざいりょうがてにはいらない。
Even though I want to make sushi, I cannot get the ingredients
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はははぼくのにほんじんのガールフレンドとはなしそうにもにほんごができなかった。
Even though my mother wanted to talk to my Japanese girlfriend, my mother couldn't because she can't speak Japanese.
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Discussion and comments
Ref # Kanzen Master Level 1 - p52 - no.52
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Ref # A Dictionary of Advanced Japanese Grammar p730
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