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<< youniiu | youninaru >>

ようにも〜ない ([ようにも〜ない] )(younimonai)
    Meaning: even though ~ try / want to ~; although ~ be thinking of doing; A conjunctive phrase that indicates concession: "even though s.o. tries to do s.t., he/she cannot do it for some reason" しようとしてもできない; したいのにできない
    Example: I have a terrible headache, and I cannot get up even though I want to
    JLPT Level: 1
    Author: LR

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Ref # Kanzen Master Level 1 - p52 - no.52 
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Ref # A Dictionary of Advanced Japanese Grammar p730 
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ex #7980   頭が痛くて、起きようにも起きられなかった 
I have a terrible headache, and I cannot get up even though I want to  
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ex #7981   新しいパソコンを買おうにも、お金がなくて買えない。 
Even though I want to buy a new computer, I don't have the money so I can't.  
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ex #7982   会社を辞めようにも、次の仕事が見つからない。 
Even though I think of quitting the company, I can't find another job so I can't.  
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ex #7983   寿司を作ろうにも材料が手に入らない。 
Even though I want to make sushi, I cannot get the ingredients  
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ex #7984   母は僕の日本人のガールフレンドと話そうにも日本語ができなかった。  
Even though my mother wanted to talk to my Japanese girlfriend, my mother couldn't because she can't speak Japanese.  
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