JLPT N2 Grammar (sekkaku)


especially; (thank you for) troubling to, going to great pains for ~

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Learn Japanese grammar: 折角 【】(sekkaku). Meaning: especially; (thank you for) troubling to, going to great pains for ~.

This is mostly written in hiragana form.

It can be used for various situations to express different meanings, such as:

  • Expressing an action that took some effort, but didn’t bring about the desired result for you or someone else.
  • To apologize for the trouble you’ve caused someone.
  • To thank someone for an offer;
  • To politely refuse or accept an offer, acknowledging the effort that went into it.
  • To capitalize on an opportunity.

This grammar is often paired with a conjunction words like のに、が、ですが、けど、だけど、etc..

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Example #1

sekkaku benkyou shita noni gougaku dekinakatta.
Even though I went through the effort of studying, I couldn't pass (the test).
Example #2

sekkaku repooto o kaita noni teishutsu shinakutemo yoku natta.
Even though I went through the effort of writing my report, I ended up not having to turn it in.
Example #3

sekkaku haha ga obentou o tsukutte kureta noni ie ni wasurete shimatta.
Although my mother went through the effort of making my lunch box for me, I forgot it at home.
Example #4

sekkaku no okokorozashi desu ga okotowari itashimasu.
I am sorry, but I must decline your kind offer.
Example #5

sekkaku kita no dakara tanoshimanakya.
Since I've come all the way here I may as well enjoy myself.
Example #6

sekkaku nihon ni iru no desu kara, ironna tokoro ni ryokou ni itte mitai desu.
Since I am in Japan, I want to take advantage and travel to many places.
Example #7

anmari tenin no taido ga warui kara, yoppodo tabezu ni kaerou to omotta ga, sekkaku chuumon shita kara taberu koto ni shita.
I really thought about leaving without eating because the staff's attitude was so bad, but I had already ordered so I decided to stay and eat.
Example #8

kanojo ga sekkaku tsukutte kureta kara, amai mono ga kirai nante, totemo ienai.
Since she went through the trouble of making it for me, I couldn't possibly tell her I don't like sweets.

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