であろうと [であろうと] (dearou to)
Meaning: No matter what; Even if; No matter how
Example: no matter what kind of person
JLPT Level: 2
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|For most verbs that end in iru/eru (except for a few verbs I mean), remove the <b>ru</b> and add dearou. |
For other verbs that end in, ru (exceptional verbs are in this group), tsu, u ku, gu, mu, and bu, change the last syllable to the <b>i</b> section of it (as in ru = ri, tsu = chi, u = i, etc.). For example...
taberu = tabedearou
miru = midearou
kaeru* = kaeridearou (one of the exceptional verbs)
nugu = nugidearou
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|gtunak85||I think it should be noted that either と or とも follows it.|
Well, he examples imply that, but can I have some confirmation?
|Miki||I think it follows either と or とも.|
たとえ…ても / …ても / …とも
|Miki||「であろうと」and 「だろうと」are both ok in writing and speaking. 書く時も話す時にも、両方使えます。だろうと is usually used in speaking and であろうと sounds with a self-important air, I feel. 重々しい響きがある。|| |
|kyoushi||Ayumi, your notes are really complicated. You can just refer to the ます形 or stem form. || |
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