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果たして
hatashite
JLPT N1
Edit  dc
はたして
Meaning
really, as was expected
is it really true?
Edit  dc
Formation
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Phrases
はたしてほんとうだろうか?
Is it really true?
Edit  #1187 dc
はたしてまたあうことができるだろうか。
Would we ever meet again?
Edit  #3099 bamboo4
かれははたしてせいこうした。
He succeeded as I had expected that he would.
Edit  #3100 bamboo4
あいつははたしてしっぱいした。
That guy failed, as I had expected that he would.
Edit  #3101 bamboo4
あなたのいうことがはたしてじじつなのかしらべてみよう。
We will check to see what you have said is really the truth.
Edit  #3956 Miki
だめだろうとおもっていたがはたしてしっぱいだった。
I was afraid it would not work out well and sure enough it failed.
Edit  #3957 Miki
けいえいじんははたしてほんきでわれわれのボーナスについてかんがえようとしてるのか、それともたんにくちさきだけだったのだろうか。
Is management really going to consider our bonus, or was that just lip service?
Edit  #3958 Miki
Discussion and comments
plz told us!!!!!!!!!!!!
semoo
Is this similar to [yappari]?
anonymous
使い果たして seems to be a frequent set phrase meaning to "use up; exhaust". Is this related to hatashite as a grammar construct? ie the implication is "used up as we expected" ?
dc
Those 使い果たす examples do not belong here.They should be set up in a separate head.
bamboo4
Yes, I think so as for ex#3100 and #3101.
While ex#1187 and #3099 imply a slight suspicious mind or assumption. So these are similar to hontouni 本当に.
Miki
ex#4265- #4277 these 果たす are different meaning from the entry.
Miki
In response to dc's question...
There are 2 uses with slightly different essence:
1. as we expected
2. to accomplish, finish
You can see that accomplish and as we expected have similarities.
christ
For this item of grammar, 果たして is to be used as the adverb of the sentense. 果たす,使い果たす are verb so they are out of scope.
kikkoro