Japanese ようとしたところで grammar youtoshitatokorode

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Let’s learn Japanese ようとしたところで grammar youtoshitatokorode :

JLPT level : N1

Formation :

Vよう+としたところで

Meaning and how to use :

1. Expressing meaning “just before an action occurs, another action takes place”. Action behind is often an unexpected, unexpected action.

Ex:

舞台に行って、賞をもらおうとしたところで、審査官は賞をもらえる人が間違ったと報告した。
Butai ni itte,shou wo moraou to shita tokoro de, shinsa-kan wa shou wo moraeru hito ga machigatta to hōkoku shita.
As soon as I was about to go to the stage to receive the prize, the examiner informed that the person awarded the prize was mistaken (is other person).

学校をサボろうとしたところで、学校で忘れ物に気を付けました。
Gakkou wo saborou to shita tokoro de, gakkou de wasuremono ni ki wo tsukemashita.
As soon as I was about to skip school, I realized that I forgot somethings at school.

好きな人に告白しようとしたところで、彼女は急事で帰らなきゃならない。
Sukinahito ni kokuhaku shiyou to shita tokoro de, kanojo wa kyuu koto de kaeranakya naranai.
As soon as I was about to confess to the person I liked, she had to return because of an urgent matter.

2. Expressing the meaning “inspite of trying and trying so hard, the result is not as expected”.

Example

いくらそのことを打ち消そうとしたところで、皆は全部事実を知っていた。
Ikura sono koto wo uchikesou to shita tokoro de, mina wa zenbu jijitsu wo shitteita.
No matter how much you tried to disprove, everyone knew the truth.

いくらがんばろうとしたところで、失敗してばかりいる。
Ikura ganbarou to shita tokoro de, shippai shite bakari iru.
No matter how much I try, I failed many times.

いくら練習しようとしたところで、結局、彼女に負けただけだ。
Ikura renshuu shiyou to shita tokoro de, kekkyoku, kanojo ni maketa dakeda.
No matter how much I tried to practice, the outcome was only lost to her.

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