JLPT N3 Grammar (you to shinai)

Meaning

not try to; not make an effort to

How to use

Verb (volitional form)
(意向形)
としない

Learn Japanese grammar: (you to shinai). Meaning: not try to; not make an effort to.

This must be used in combination with a verb’s volitional form.
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Example #1

かれとはなしてもむだだ。きこうとしないから。
kare to hanashitemo muda da. kikou to shinai kara.
It's useless to talk to him. He doesn't even attempt to listen.
Example #2

しごとがたくさんのこっているけど、だれもなにもしようとしないわね。
shigoto ga takusan nokotte iru kedo, dare mo nani mo shiyou to shinai wa ne.
There's a lot of work left to do, but no one is making any effort to do anything..
Example #3

かれはじぶんのことはなにもいおうとしない。
kare wa jibun no koto wa nani mo iou to shinai.
He doesn’t talk much about himself.
Example #4

うちのむすこはゆめをあきらめようとしない。
uchi no musuko wa yume o akirameyou to shinai.
My son isn’t giving up on his dream.
Example #5

どうしてじぶんのミスをみとめようとしないの?
dou shite jibun no misu wo mitomeyou to shinai no ?
Why won't you even attempt to recognize your own mistake?
Example #6

うちのこはいくらいってもべんきょうしようとしない。
uchi no ko wa ikura ittemo benkyou shiyou to shinai.
No matter what I say to my child, they won't bother to study.

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