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Decoded Slug: Verb ようと Verbる まいと (Verb you to Verb ru mai to)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Verb ようと Verbる まいと (Verb you to Verb ru mai to)

Verb ようと Verbる まいと (Verb you to Verb ru mai to)

Short explanation:

This structure indicates that regardless if one does verb 1 or not (verb 2), the outcome remains the same.


Verb-volitional form + ようと + Verb-negative form + まいと


Anata ga koyou to kuru mai to, paatii wa yoteidouri ni hajimarimasu.
Whether you come or not, the party will start as scheduled.
Kare ga asoko ni ikou to iku mai to, watashitachi wa tomeru koto ga dekimasen.
Whether he tries to go there or not, we cannot stop him.
Kanojo ga ayamarou to ayamaru mai to, jijitsu wa kawaranai.
Whether she apologizes or not, the fact doesn't change.
Shiken wo ukeyou to ukeru mai to, oya to shite watashi wa anata wo sasaemasu.
Whether you take the exam or not, as a parent, I will support you.

Long explanation:

The expression 'Verb ようと Verbる まいと' means 'Regardless of whether to verb (verb 1) or not to verb (verb 2)', it does not change the current situation. This grammar pattern is used to indicate the speaker's firm stance and unchanging attitude about something.

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