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〜(よ)うにも〜ない

Usage:

Volitional Form of Verb + にも + Negative Potential Form of Verb

 

Meaning:

I can’t … even if I want to…

 

Examples:

風邪かぜのどいたくて、こえそうにもせない。

I have a sore throat due to a cold and I can’t speak even if I want to.

 

こんなにさわがしい部屋へやでは、あかちゃんをかせようにもかせられない。

In such a noisy room, I can’t put my baby to sleep even if I want to.

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