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Decoded Slug: Verb ようにも Verb れない (〜you ni mo 〜renai)

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

Verb ようにも Verb れない (〜you ni mo 〜renai)

Short explanation:

Expresses the inability to do something even if one wants to


Verb-potential + ようにも + Verb-potential negative form


Kare o shinjiyou ni mo shinjirarenai shouko ga aru.
There is evidence that makes it impossible to believe him, even if I want to believe him.
Hayaku shuppatsu shiyou ni mo kuruma ga koshou shite shimatta.
Even if I wanted to leave early, my car broke down.
Kare ni denwa shiyou ni mo denwa bangou o shiranai.
I want to call him, but I can't because I don't know his phone number.
Motto benkyou shiyou ni mo jikan ga nai.
I want to study more, but I can't because I don't have time.

Long explanation:

The grammar structure Verb ようにも Verb れない is used to indicate that you want to do something, but you can't do it due to some kind of restriction or limitation, generally beyond your control. In this structure, the verb is used in the potential form.

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