JLPT N1 Grammar (sokonau / sokoneru / sonjiru)


to do something wrong; by mistake; to miss a chance; to fail to ~

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Verb (ます stem) ます損なう(そこなう)
sokonau 損なう そこなう jlpt n1 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: 【そこなう / そこねる / そんじる】(sokonau / sokoneru / sonjiru). Meaning: to do something wrong; by mistake; to miss a chance; to fail to ~.

This expresses that one tried to do something, but failed for some reason. It can also express that although they are capable of doing this, they failed due to lack of caution or some other reason.

「損なう」「損ねる」「損じる」can all be used interchangeably.

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Example #1

nigeta kaiinu o tsukamae sokoneta.
I failed to catch my pet dog that ran away.
Example #2

kinou wa daisukina aidoru no raibu o kiki sokonatta.
I missed the live performance of my favorite idol yesterday.
Example #3

jiko de nyuuin shita kara, yuujin no kekkonshiki o de sonjita.
I missed my friend's wedding because I was hospitalized in an accident.
Example #4

basu no sukejuuru ga machigaeta kara, saigo no basu ni nori sokonete shimatta.
I missed the last bus because I messed up the bus schedule.
Example #5

chuui shinakute wa dame da yo, samonaito mata yari sokonau yo.
You have to be careful, otherwise you'll make a mistake again.
Example #6

totsuzen pasokon ga ugokanaku natte, fairu o hozon shi sokoneta.
Suddenly my computer stopped working and I failed to save the file.
Example #7

kinou wa shutchou shite, yoyaku shita unten menkyo no koushin no jikan o shi sokonau.
Yesterday I was on a business trip and missed my appointment to renew my driver's license.

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