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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 :

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

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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

Ref : tuhoconline

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