Japanese ひとつ…できない grammar hitotsu…dekinai

Japanese ひとつ…できない grammar hitotsu…dekinai
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Let’s learn Japanese ひとつ…できない grammar hitotsu…dekinai:

Formation :

Nひとつ…できない (V- potential form)

Meaning and how to use :

Describe the meaning “cannot do something even it is simple”. It includes the meaning “cannot do the bigger things” and expresses the disappointment of the speaker.

Example:

もう二十歳なのにご飯一つ炊くことも出来ない。
Mou hatachi nanoni go han wo hitotsu tataku koto mo dekinai.
I’m 20 years old but I can’t even cook rice.

まだそんなに若いのに2キロメートル一つ走ることも出来ないの。
Mada sonna ni wakai noni ni kirome-toru hitotsu hashiru koto mo dekinai no.
You are still so young, but you can’t even run 2 kilometers.

大学生なのに「火曜日」の読み方ひとつ読めないの。
Daigakusei nanoni “Kayoubi” no yomi kata hitotsu yomenaino.
You are a student, but you can’t even read “Kayoubi”.

あの子は高校生なのにこんなに簡単な英語の言葉ひとつ発音できない。
Anoko ha koukousei nanoni konna ni kantan na eigo no kotoba hitotsu hatsuon dekinai.
That child is a high school student, but he/she can’t even pronounce a simple English word.

この二つの文法一つ分別できないの。
Kono futatsu no bunpou hitotsu bunbetsu dekinai no.
Can’t you even distinguish these two grammars?

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