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一生懸命, 一生けん命

JLPT 4
Kana Reading
いっしょうけんめい
Romaji
isshōkenmei
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi), adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
    Meaning
    very hard; with utmost effort; with all one's might; for dear life
    Example sentence
    一生懸命磨きました困ったのは、意外と低級宝石ストックないことです I polished for all I was worth. The trouble is that my stock of low-grade gems was surprisingly low.

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


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