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<< toshite | toshiteha >>

として [として] (toshite2)
    Meaning: try to
    Example: Try to do two things at a time
    JLPT Level: 0
    Author: ziaz

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ex #6142   2つのことを一度にしようとしてはいけません。  
on't try to do two things at a time.  
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ex #6143   このような(子供の)態度は、自分たちがある程度独立していることを示そうとしての結果なのである。  
This is because they are trying to prove they are somewhat independent.  
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ex #6144   アイスクリームを食べようとして、スプーンがないことに気が付いた。これでは食べようがない。どうしよう。  
When they were trying to eat ice cream, they noticed they didn't have a spoon. There's no way to eat. What should we do?  
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  • toshite    (Some of the entries in toshite are not appropriate for the grammar "as for". This is a separate grammatical meaning. Or at least so it seemed to me. ) [ziaz]
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leonardo.stylishI think this grammar point corresponds to another one: This is a derivated form from -you to suru, in this case 'suru' is in the -te form. 
dabodab意固形+ として is more like decided to do.
Example from my textbook after stating that the train wagon is crowded.
中のほうはすいていました。それで、中のほうへ行こうとしましたが、いけませんでした。

シャワーを浴びようとしたが、水が出なかった
 

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