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

Meaning

whether or not; regardless

How to use

V (volitional)と + Verb + まいと
が + Verb + まいが
How to use まい
るV -> Vるまい / Vますまい
うV -> Vるまい
くる -> こまい / くるまい
する -> しまい / すまい / するまい

Learn Japanese grammar: (you to~mai to / you ga~mai ga). Meaning: whether or not; regardless.

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Example #1

かれがこようがこまいが、わたしとはかんけいない。
kare ga koyou ga komai ga, watashi to wa kankei nai.
It doesn't matter to me whether he comes or not.
Example #2

あめがふろうとふるまいとしあいはおこなわれる。
ame ga furou to furu mai to shiai ga okonawareru.
The match will be held rain or shine.
Example #3

あなたがはんたいしようとしまいとぼくはひとりでいくつもりだ。
anata ga hantai shiyou to shimai to boku wa hitori de iku tsumori da.
I plan on going alone regardless if you are against it or not.
Example #4

きみがしんじようがしんじまいが、おれはぬすんでない。
kimi ga shinji you ga shinji mai ga, ore wa nusundenai.
Whether you believe me or not, I didn't steal it.
Example #5

わたしがいようがいまいがかんけいなく、かれらはケンカをはじめた。
watashi ga i you ga i mai ga kankei naku, karera wa kenka o hajimeta.
Regarless of me being there, they started fighting.
Example #6

かれがこようがこまいがけっかはおなじだろう。
kare ga koyou ga komai ga kekka wa onaji darou.
Whether he comes or not, the result will be the same.
Example #7

きにいろうといるまいと、かはんすうのいけんのとおりにきめられる。
ki ni irou to iru mai to, kahansuu no iken no toori ni kimerareru.
Whether you like it or not, the decision is made by majority.

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