Decoded Slug: どんなに~うが (donna ni ~ u ga)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
どんなに~うが (donna ni ~ u ga)

どんなに~うが (donna ni ~ u ga)

Short explanation:

Expresses 'no matter how much...', 'even if...'.


どんなに + Verb-casual + うが, どんなに + い-Adjective + うが, どんなに + な-Adjective + だろうが


Donna ni ganbatta u ga, kare no hayasa ni ha oitsukenai.
No matter how hard I try, I can't catch up with his speed.
Donna ni tabeta u ga, kanojo wa futoranai.
No matter how much she eats, she doesn't gain weight.
Donna ni samui darou ga, kare wa mainichi, jogging shimasu.
No matter how cold it is, he goes jogging every day.
Donna ni atsuku darou ga, eakon wa tsukaimasen.
No matter how hot it is, I don't use air conditioning.

Long explanation:

The grammar point どんなに~うが is used to express a condition that is not affected by the degree of an action or state. It can be translated as 'no matter how much..', 'even if...' in English. It is generally used with verbs, い-adjectives and な-adjectives.

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