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[いっ()·しょう()·けん()·めい()]
isshoukenmei
na adjective, adverbial noun, noun

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[いっ()·しょう()···めい()]
isshoukenmei

English Meaning(s) for 一生懸命

na adjective, adverbial noun, noun
  1. very hard; with utmost effort; with all one's might; for dear life

Definition and Synonyms for 一生懸命

Earnest characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions
Synonyms: ひたむき, 一向, 一生懸命, 一筋, 一途, 一途, , 懸命, 本気, 熱心, 熱誠, 生真面目, 真剣, 真摯, 真正直, 真面目, 真面目

Meanings for each kanji in 一生懸命

one; one radical (no.1) Kanji Details »
life; genuine; birth Kanji Details »
suspend; hang; 10%; install; depend; consult Kanji Details »
fate; command; decree; destiny; life; appoint Kanji Details »

Sample Sentences for 一生懸命

Whoever studies hard cannot fail to succeed.
I must study hard in order to keep up with him.
He works harder than I did at his age.
You must work hard, if you want to succeed.
Roy practiced very hard to get his ski instructor's license.

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