Japanese grammar ようが/ようと youga/ youto

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Let’s learn Japanese grammar ようが/ようと youga/ youto :

JLPT level : N1

Formation :

Vようが/ようと (V chí hướng)
Nだろう/であろう+と/が
Aい+かろう+が/と
Aな+だろう/であろう+と/が

Meaning and how to use :

Expresses the meaning “No matter what the former clause is, it doesn’t affect the latter clause.” The latter clause often uses expressions that indicate the will, determination or judgments of the speaker.

Examples:

何をしようが私の私事です。
Nani o shiyo u ga watashi no shiji desu.
Whatever I do, it’s my personal matters.

みなはどんなに反対しようと、僕たちはそのやり方のとおりにすると決めました。
Mina ha donnani hantai shiyo u to, boku tachi ha sono yarikata no toori ni suru to kime mashi ta.
However everyone opposes about it, we decided that we are going to do it that way.

外はいくら騒がしかろうと、彼は無視して、自分の仕事をし続けました。
Soto ha ikura sawagashikaro u to, kare ha mushi shi te, jibun no shigoto o shitsuduke mashi ta.
No matter how loud it is on the outside, he turns a blind eye and does his works.

明日は天気が悪かろうが、君のお宅に訪れますよ。
Ashita ha tenki ga warukaro u ga, kimi no o taku ni otozure masu yo.
Tomorrow, no matter how bad the weather is going to be, I’ll still be visiting you.

そんなに重い荷物を一人でちょっと大変であろうが、早くしてほしい。
Sonnani omoi nimotsu o ichi nin de chotto taihen de aro u ga, hayaku shi te hoshii.
Even though it’s hard for a person to carry these heavy luggages, but I want you to do it faster.

Note:
+) This structure is used mostly in writings, in contrast to the structure 「ても」. There are also cases where theses two structures are unsubstitutable.
+) Often goes with question words or words like 「いくら、どんなに、たとえ、…」

Related structures :

ても temo

above is Japanese grammar ようが/ようと youga/ youto. if you don’t understand the signs we used in fomation, you can find their meaning here : signs used in Japanese grammar structures.

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