【N2】せっかく/ sekkaku

せっかく sekkaku

 How to make”せっかく..” in Japanese.

    • ・ Meaning: なにか苦労して費やした時つかう。 with much trouble, with taking a time,with effort 
    • ・ JLPT Level: 2 日本語能力試験N2級レベル
    • ・ Category: grammar 文法

You can use せっかく when you want to say “with much trouble…”.

The patterns is below:

さすが(に) + sentence

例文:Examples of sentence (with audio)

せっかく漢字を1000字覚えたのに試験の後全部忘れちゃった。
After I got learnt 1000 kanjis,after the exam I forgot all.

せっかく、日本語で注文しようと意気込んで入ったのに、英語で「May I help you ? 」って言われた。
after I got all worked up about ordering in Japanese , I walked in the store and they greeted me with “May I help you ?

せっかく彼女に手紙を書いたのに、送るのを忘れちゃった。
I took the effort to write a letter to her and forgot to send it.

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