Decoded Slug: ~かいもなく (〜kai mo naku)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~かいもなく (〜kai mo naku)

~かいもなく (〜kai mo naku)

Short explanation:

Expresses the meaning of 'without worth', 'in vain', 'fruitless'.


Verb-ます stem + かいもなく, Verb-dictionary form + かいもなく


Nagai aida kurou shita ga, kai mo naku shippai shita.
I struggled for a long time, but in the end, it was all in vain and I failed.
Kono purojekuto ni takusan jikan wo kaketa ga, kai mo naku owatta.
I spent a lot of time on this project, but it ended fruitlessly.
Kare wa tasuke wo motometa ga, kai mo naku daremo konakatta.
He asked for help, but it was in vain as no one came.
Iroirona houhou de daietto wo kokoromita ga, kai mo naku zenzen yasenakatta.
I tried various methods to diet, but it was all for naught as I didn't lose any weight.

Long explanation:

The ~かいもなく grammar point is used to express that something has been done without worth, in vain, or fruitlessly. It can be attached to verbs in their ます stem or dictionary form to indicate that the effort has been wasted or the action did not produce the expected results.

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