Japanese ようとしない grammar youtoshinai

Japanese ようとしない grammar youtoshinai
Japanese ようとしない grammar youtoshinai

Let’s learn Japanese ようとしない grammar youtoshinai :

JLPT level : N3

Formation :

Vよう(Volitional form)+としない

Meaning and how to use :

Not intend to, not want to do something. Always go with conscious verb.

For example

ただ親は見合いに行かせました。僕は彼女と結婚しようともしない。
Tada oya wa miai ni ikase mashi ta. Boku wa kanojo to kekkon shiyo u to mo shi nai.
That was just because my parents forced me to go to a blind-date (a dating arranged by others). I didn’t intend to marry her.

このカメラを買おうとしない。なぜならば、偽物のようだ。
kono kamera o kao u to shi nai. Naze nara ba, nisemono no yō da.
I don’t intend to buy this camera. Because it looks like a fake camera.

どんなに口説しても、父は私に遊びに行かせようとはしない。
donnani kuzetsu shi te mo, chichi wa watashi ni asobi ni ikaseyo u to wa shi nai
No matter how I persuaded my father, I doesn;t allow me to go out.

生徒は先生を見たが、挨拶をしようとしない。
seito wa sensei o mi ta ga, aisatsu o shiyo u to shi nai.
Students see their teachers, but they dont intend to greet them.

たとえ脅かしても、彼は頑固して一言も言おうとしないよ。
tatoe obiyakashi te mo, kare wa ganko shi te hitokoto mo io u to shi nai yo.
In spite of being threatened, he is stubborn and won’t reveal anything.

Related structures :

ようとする youtosuru

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