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

Meaning

whether or not; regardless

How to use

V(volational) +と + V(dict.) + まいと
V(volational) +が + V(dict.) + まいが
Special Rules
(ru-V) Vるまい / Vますまい
(u-V) Vるまい
くる -> こまい / くるまい

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

Both versions are interchangeable.

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Example #1

反対してもしなくても
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 #2

雨が降っても降らなくても、どの場合でも
ame ga furou to furu mai to shiai ga okonawareru.
The match will be held rain or shine.
Example #3

いても、いなくても
watashi ga i you ga i mai ga kankei naku, karera wa kenka wo hajimeta.
Regarless of me being there, they started fighting.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
反対はんたいprotest
ぼくI (man)
試合しあいmatch

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