JLPT N1 Grammar (you ga~you ga / you to~you to)

Meaning

no matter; whether; even if [A] or [B]

How to use

Verb (volitional)
と(も)
Noun + だろう/であろう
な-adjective + だろう/であろう
い-adjective + かろう
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Learn Japanese grammar: (you ga~you ga / you to~you to). Meaning: no matter; whether; even if [A] or [B].

This is used to compare 2 different options, expressing it doesn’t matter which.

It can also be used with just one target. Reference .

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Example #1

おれはさかなだろうがにくだろうが、なんでもたべる。
ore wa sakana darou ga niku darou ga, nandemo taberu.
Whether it be fish or meat, I'll eat anything.
Example #2

あめがふろうとゆがふろうとあしたのイベントにはかならずいくよ。
ame ga furou to yuki ga furou to ashita no ibento ni wa kanarazu iku yo.
Come rain or snow, I'm definitely going to tomorrow's event!
Example #3

はやかろうがゆっくりであろうが、ちゅういしてうんてんしなさい。
hayakarou ga yukkuri de arou ga, chuui shite unten shinasai.
Whether you drive fast or slow, drive carefully.
Example #4

良かろうが悪かろうが、自分の子だ。
yokarou ga warukarou ga, jibun no ko da.
Whether good or bad, it's my own child.
Example #5

しんぴんであろうと、ちゅうこであろうと、そんなかたちのふるいパソコンはかうべきではないとおもいます。
shinpin de arou to, chuuko de arou to, sonna kata no furui pasokon wa kau beki de wa nai to omoimasu.
Whether that is a new or used, I don't think you should buy such and old model..
Example #6

まいにち、じかんがあろうとなかろうと、れんらくだけはいれてください。
mainichi, jikan ga arou to nakarou to, renraku dake wa irete kudasai.
Please make sure to contact me every day, whether you are busy or not.
Example #7

きみがびょうきになろうが、びんぼうであろうが、ぼくはきみをいっしょうあいす。
kimi ga byouki ni narou ga, binbou de arou ga, boku wa kimi wo isshou aisu.
No matter if you are sick or poor, I will love you forever.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
新品しんぴんnew product
中古ちゅうこused
型の古いかたのふるいold model
おれI (masculine)
必ずかならずdefinitely
連絡れんらくcontact

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