Decoded Slug: ~だろうとなかろうと (〜darou to nakarou to)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~だろうとなかろうと (〜darou to nakarou to)

~だろうとなかろうと (〜darou to nakarou to)

Short explanation:

Expresses 'regardless of whether it is or isn't'.


Noun + だろうとなかろうと


Shiken ga muzukashii darou to nakarou to, zenryoku de ganbarimasu.
Regardless of whether the exam is difficult or not, I will do my best.
Kare ga kuru darou to nakarou to, watashitachi wa hajimemasu.
Whether he comes or not, we will start.
Kono shigoto ga omoshiroi darou to nakarou to, watashi wa tsuzukemasu.
Whether this job is interesting or not, I will continue.
Kare ga sansei suru darou to nakarou to, watashitachi wa shinkou shimasu.
Whether he agrees or not, we will proceed.

Long explanation:

The ~だろうとなかろうと grammar point is used to express the idea of 'regardless of whether it is or isn't'. In this framework, the two situations that contrast are simply different perspectives of the same reality. It translates as 'whether it is or not' in English.

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