せっかく [せっかく] (sekkaku)
Meaning: with effort
Example: I took the trouble to go and see him, but he wasn't there
JLPT Level: 3
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|dc||Is this just used when the outcome is negative?|
I went to all the effort to do X, but 残念 it didn't work out...
|dc||sekkaku always seems to come at the start of a sentence|| |
|Miki||I don't think the outcome is always negative as the exmplaes show.|
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