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Decoded Slug: A うが B うが (A uga B uga)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
A うが B うが (A uga B uga)

A うが B うが (A uga B uga)

Short explanation:

Expresses the idea of 'no matter how...or', 'even if...or'.


Verb-volitional form + うが + Verb-volition form + うが


Asa hayaku okiru u ga, yoru osoku okiru u ga, itsumo basu ga okureru.
No matter whether I wake up early in the morning or late at night, the bus is always late.
Kare ni hanasu u ga, hanasanai u ga, kekka wa kawaranai.
Even if I speak to him or don't, the result won't change.
Kono shigoto o suru u ga, shinai u ga, kyuuryou wa onaji da.
Whether I do this job or not, the salary is the same.
Ano hito ni hanasu u ga, hanasanai u ga, rikai shite kureru to wa omoenai.
I don't think that person would understand whether I talk to them or not.

Long explanation:

The ~うが ~うが grammar point is used to express repeated actions or states with no change in result. It suggests that regardless of the conditions stated in A and B, the result remains the same. It can be translated as 'no matter how...or', 'even if...or' in English.

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