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Decoded Slug: Verb ようにも (〜you ni mo)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Verb ようにも (〜you ni mo)

Verb ようにも (〜you ni mo)

Short explanation:

Used to express something that cannot be done even though one wants to.


Verb-volitional form + ようにも


Mou sukoshi hayaku hashirou ni mo, ashi ga itakute muri da.
I would like to run a little faster, but I can't because my leg hurts.
Kare ni hanasou ni mo, kare wa watashi o mushi shite iru.
I would like to talk to him, but he is ignoring me.
Motto benkyou shiyou ni mo, jikan ga nai.
I would like to study more, but I don't have time.
Kanojo ni ayamarou ni mo, kanojo wa mou okotte iru.
I would like to apologize to her, but she is already angry.

Long explanation:

The ~ようにも grammar point is used to indicate that a person is trying to do something or wants to do something, but can't do it for some reason. It is usually used in combination with potential forms to express an inability to do something, even if one wishes or tries to do so.

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