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Adverb, Noun
1. with trouble; at great painsUsually written using kana alone
  • せっかく
  • くろう苦労
  • あだ
  • になった
  • All my pains went for nothing.
No-adjective
2. rare; valuable; precious; long-awaitedUsually written using kana alone
  • おまえお前
  • おおごえだ大声出す
  • から
  • せっかく
  • シャッターチャンス
  • のが逃し
  • ちゃった
  • You just made me miss the perfect shot when you hollered.
3. kind; generousUsually written using kana alone
  • こういう
  • じじょう事情
  • ですから
  • ざんねん残念ながら
  • せっかく
  • しょうたい招待
  • 受け
  • いたし
  • かねる
  • のです
  • As such is the case, I am sorry I can't accept your kind invitation.
Adverb
4. specially; especially; expresslyUsually written using kana alone
  • せっかく
  • あめ
  • なか
  • 会い
  • 行った
  • のに
  • かのじょ彼女
  • るす留守
  • だった
  • Though I went to see her all the way in the rain, she was out.

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