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一生懸命, 一生けん命, いっしょうけんめい

  • isshōkenmei
JLPT LEVEL 4

Definition

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

  • very hard
  • with utmost effort
  • with all one's might
  • for dear life

Examples of 一生懸命,一生けん命,いっしょうけんめい in a Sentence

You should have worked harder.
For all his efforts, he failed the exam.
もし若い頃一生懸命に働いていたならば今頃成功しているだろうに。
If I had worked hard in my youth, I would be successful now.
学校一生懸命に勉強する
I study hard at school.
あなたが成功するつもりいるなら一生懸命働かなければならない。
You must work hard if you are to succeed.
あなたはそんなに一生懸命に働く必要ない
You don't have to work so hard.
あなたはもっと一生懸命に英語勉強すべきです
You should study English harder.
All you have to do is study harder.
あなたは一生懸命英語勉強なければならない
You must study English hard.
あなたは一生懸命働かなければなりません
You have to work hard.

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