JLPT N1 Grammar (kai mo naku)

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Verb (casual, past)
Verb (ます stem)
Noun + の
(must be する verb noun)
kai mo naku 甲斐もなく かいもなく jlpt n1 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: 【かいもなく】(kai mo naku). Meaning: despite; even though ~.

I tried hard / hard but unfortunately ~.

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Example #1

matta kai mo naku, kare wa toutou kaette konakatta.
Even though I waited, he didn’t return.
Example #2

mainichi undou shita kai mo naku, amari yasenakatta.
Even though I’ve been exercising everyday, I didn’t lose much weight.
Example #3

takai kusuri o nonda kai mo naku byouki wa naoranakatta.
Even though I took expensive medicine, my illness did not go away.
Example #4

shujutsu no kai mo naku, aiken ga shinde shimatta.
Even though we tried the surgery, my beloved dog passed away.
Example #5

どりょくのかいもなく、JLPT N1にごうかくすることができなかった。
doryoku no kai mo naku, JLPT N1 ni goukaku suru koto ga dekinakatta.
Despite my best efforts, I could not pass the JLPT N1 exam.
Example #6

yosen de ochiteshimai, isshoukenmei renshuu shita kai mo nakatta.
Failing in the audition round, it was a waste of hard work.
Example #7

chokin shita kai mo naku zenbu pachinko de naku shite shimatta.
Even though I saved some money, I lost it all playing pachinko.

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