Definition of 一生懸命,一生けん命,いっしょうけんめい

adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi), adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
  • very hard
  • with utmost effort
  • with all one's might
  • for dear life

Examples of 一生懸命,一生けん命,いっしょうけんめい in a Sentence

You should have worked harder.
For all his efforts, he failed the exam.
もし若い頃一生懸命に働いていたならば今頃成功しているだろうに。
If I had worked hard in my youth, I would be successful now.
学校一生懸命に勉強する
I study hard at school.
あなたが成功するつもりいるなら一生懸命働かなければならない。
You must work hard if you are to succeed.

Related Kanji

one, one radical (no.1)
life, genuine, birth
suspend, hang, 10%, install, depend, consult
fate, command, decree, destiny, life, appoint

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