Decoded Slug: ~にもかかわらず (〜ni mo kakawarazu)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~にもかかわらず (〜ni mo kakawarazu)

~にもかかわらず (〜ni mo kakawarazu)

Short explanation:

Expresses 'despite', 'in spite of' or 'even though'.


Verb-て form + にもかかわらず, い-Adjective (drop い) + くてもかかわらず, な-Adjective + であるにもかかわらず, Noun + であるにもかかわらず


Isogashii ni mo kakawarazu, kare wa mainichi undou shiteimasu.
Despite being busy, he exercises every day.
Ame ga futteiru ni mo kakawarazu, kanojo wa sanpo ni ikimashita.
Even though it was raining, she went for a walk.
Kuruma ga furui ni mo kakawarazu, mada yoku hashirimasu.
In spite of the car being old, it still runs well.
Kekka ga yoku nai ni mo kakawarazu, kare wa ganbari tsuzukemashita.
Despite the results not being good, he continued to do his best.

Long explanation:

The ~にもかかわらず grammar point is used to express that something occurs, or a situation exists, despite or in spite of a contrasting or unfavorable condition. It can be translated as 'despite', 'in spite of', or 'even though' in English. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb, い-adjective, な-adjective, or noun.

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