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<< youninaru | youtosuru, part II >>

〜ようとする ([〜ようとする] )(youtosuru)
    Meaning: Try to do something, but the nuance is that it was unsuccessful. 試してみるだけで結果がともなわないニュアンスがある。
    Example: I tried to kiss her, but she said no. 
    JLPT Level: 3
    Category: grammar
    Author: ninja_k

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uses the conjectural/hortatory form of the verb 

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ex #6739   このコンピューターを使おうとしたが、ダメだった。 
I tried to use this computer, but I couldn't.  
ex #7005   電車に乗ろうとしたら、ドアが閉まってしまいました。 
I was about to get on the train when the door closed on me.  
ex #7006   彼が彼女にキスしようとした時、,お母さんが 部屋に入って来た(のでキスできなかった)。 
He was trying to kiss his girlfriend when his mom walked in the room. (so I did not get to kiss her)  
ex #8683   私は彼に真実な気持ちを言おうとしたが、彼の携帯電話が鳴ってしまいました。言おうとした 
I tried to tell him how I felt,but his phone rang. Tried  

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    ninja_kI'm not sure if this is warranted... but I think so. I'll try to clean it up once I get home tonight :)


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