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何とか, なんとか

  • nantoka
JLPT LEVEL 3

Definition

Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.), adverb (fukushi), noun (common) (futsuumeishi)

  • something
  • something or other
  • so-and-so

Definition

  • somehow
  • anyhow
  • one way or another

Examples of 何とか,なんとか in a Sentence

なんとかその機械動かした。
He managed to run the machine.
You managed it after all.
But somehow, he managed to stagger to the doors.
I must have it done somehow by six.
Smokers are as aware as anybody else of the disadvantages of their hobby, but manage to live with that knowledge for two main reasons.
I tried to reach you on the phone, but I was unable to get through.
なんとか明日授業予習終えた
I managed to finish preparing for tomorrow's lesson.
The girl did not like to wash dishes, but she made the best of it.
I managed to get over the habit of finding fault with others.
I hope we can start this task next month.

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