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折角, せっかく

  • sekkaku
JLPT LEVEL 2

Definition

adverb (fukushi), noun (common) (futsuumeishi)

  • with trouble
  • at great pains
  • long-awaited

Examples of 折角,せっかく in a Sentence

せっかく苦労あだになった。
All my pains went for nothing.
We'd better try to sell or give away all these white elephants we've collected.
He has failed after all his labors.
せっかくにそれがやれるならやってほしいんが。
If you could do it at all, I'd like you to do it.
せっかく階段走って降りたのにもう一歩ところ電車に乗れなかった。
After a mad dash down the stairway, I missed my train by a second.
As such is the case, I am sorry I can't accept your kind invitation.
せっかく会いに行ったのに彼女留守だった
Though I went to see her all the way in the rain, she was out.
The temporary workers that we managed to employ left work right away.
せっかく苦労水の泡になった。
All my pains were in vain.
I am sorry, but I have someone coming.

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