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一所懸命, いっしょけんめい

  • isshokenmei

Definition

adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi), adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (common) (futsuumeishi)

  • very hard
  • with utmost effort
  • with all one's might
  • desperately
  • frantically
  • for dear life
  • all-out effort
  • sticking at living in and defending one place

Definition

  • sticking at living in one place

Examples of 一所懸命,いっしょけんめい in a Sentence

一所懸命になってはその登った
With great effort he climbed up the tree.
一所懸命働いて成功した
Hard work has brought him success.
もしもっと一所懸命に働いていたならば金持ちもしれないのだが。
If he had worked harder, he might be a rich man now.
You have only to study hard, and you will pass the test.
一所懸命勉強したそうでなかったら試験に落ちていただろう
He worked hard; otherwise he would have failed in the examination.
You have only to study hard, and you will pass the test.

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