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せっかく
sekkaku
JLPT N3 Author: dc
Meaning
with effort
I took the trouble to go and see him, but he wasn't there
Phrases
I took the effort to go and see my friend, but he wasn't there
#1068 Author: Amatuka

I worked hard to get into a good college, so I intend to study hard
#1069 Author: Amatuka

It's impolite not to eat food which someone has taken the trouble of preparing for you. (from An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese)
#6201 Author: euphoriafish

I took the effort to write a letter to her and forgot to send it.
#7008 Author: hua

After all of the trouble my mother went to buy the shirt, I did not wear it.
#8601 Author: cletcher

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