JLPT N1 Grammar: (よ)うか~まいか (you ka~mai ka) – Explanation and examples

Today, we introduce to you the JLPT N1 Grammar: (よ)うか~まいか (you ka~mai ka). You can find the detail explanation (meaning, formation) and examples of this Japanese grammar in this post.

JLPT N1 Grammar: (よ)うか~まいか (you ka~mai ka)

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Detail explanation

Meaning: Whether or not

Formation:

Verb-volitional form + か + Verb-dictionary form + まいか

Example sentences

彼に告白しようかするまいか悩んでいる。
_kare ni kokuhaku shiyou ka suru mai ka nayande iru._
I’m having a hard time deciding whether to tell him my feelings or not.

事実を言おうか言うまいかと、廊下を行きつ戻りつ考えた。
_jijitsu o iou ka iu mai ka to, rouka o ikitsu modoritsu kangaeta._
I walked back and forth in the corridor, wondering whether i should tell the truth or not.

彼女と結婚しようかするまいか悩んでいます。
_kanojo to kekkon shiyou ka suru mai ka nayande imasu._
I’m having a hard time deciding whether to marry her or not.

大学に入ろうか入るまいか悩んだ末、いい仕事が見つかったので就職することにした。
_daigaku ni hairou ka hairu mai ka nayanda sue, ii shigoto ga mitsukatta node shuushoku suru koto ni shita._
I was having a hard time deciding whether to go to college or not, but i found good a job and decided to work instead.

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