JLPT N1 Grammar (you nimo~nai)


even if I wanted to… I couldn’t ~

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Learn Japanese grammar: (you nimo~nai). Meaning: even if I wanted to… I couldn’t ~.

Similar to “you can’t do it even if you wanted to do it” or “there’s no way to do it”.

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Example #1

kaze ga tsuyo sugite hashirou nimo hashirenai.
The wind was so strong that even if I tried to run, I couldn't.
Example #2

kekkon shiyou nimo aite ga ainai.
Even if I wanted to get married, I don't have someone to marry.
Example #3

tenpura o tsukuru nimo tsukurikata ga wakaranai.
I want to make tempura, but don't know how to make it.
Example #4

jikan ga nai node tomodachi to asobi ni ikou nimo ikenai.
Because I don't have time, even if I want to go out with my friends, I can't.
Example #5

saishuu densha ga itte shimatte, takushii ni norou nimo okane ga tarinai.
The last train is gone and even if I wanted to take a taxi, I don't have enough money.
Example #6

nihongo no kanji wa fukuzatsu sugite, oboeyou nimo oboerarenai.
The kanji in Japanese is too complicated, I couldn't remember it even if I wanted to.
Example #7

densha ga tomatte iru node, kaisha ni ikou nimo ikenai.
Since the trains are stopped, I couldn't go to the office even if I wanted to.
Example #8

keisatsukan na noni furikome sagi ni atte, naku nimo nakenai.
Even though I'm a police officer, I was the victim of a money transfer scam. I can't cry even if I wanted to.

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