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Furigana Show|Add to ▼ Source 西の魔女が死んだ - P134
Despite the fact that Mai had prepared herself, she was reluctant to do it.
① ある事柄や状態の存在または成立をいちおう認めながらも、それに対立する、または、それにそぐわない事柄や状態が成立するというとき、前後の文を続けるのに用いる。…ものではあるけれど。…であるにもかかわらず。けれども。 「道具を買うには買った-、使い方がわからない」 「痛みはとれた-、はれがまだひかない」 「苦しい-、楽しさもあるさ」 「あはれとおぼしぬべき人のけはひなれば、つれなくねたき-、忘れがたきに思す/源氏 夕顔」 「一日一日とかうしてはゐる-、よくよく思ふとまだ老先のあるてめえが…/人情本・当世虎之巻後編」
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Vocabulary list

proper noun
  1. Mai
  1. topic marker particle (pronounced わ in modern Japanese)
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis

Plain Past Indicative Form

expression, ichidan verb
  1. to prepare oneself (for the worst); to resolve oneself
noun, suru verb
  1. readiness; preparedness; resolution; resignation
  1. indicates direct object of action
  2. indicates subject of causative expression
  3. indicates an area traversed
  4. indicates time (period) over which action takes place
  5. indicates point of departure or separation of action
  6. indicates object of desire, like, hate, etc.

Plain Past Indicative Form

ichidan verb, transitive verb
  1. to decide; to choose; to determine; to make up one's mind; to resolve; to set one's heart on; to settle; to arrange; to set; to appoint; to fix
  2. to clinch (a victory); to decide (the outcome of a match)
  3. to persist in doing; to go through with
  4. to always do; to have made a habit of (as 決めている)
  5. to take for granted; to assume
  6. to dress up; to dress to kill; to dress to the nines
  7. to carry out successfully (a move in sports, a pose in dance, etc.); to succeed in doing
  8. to immobilize with a double-arm lock (in sumo, judo, etc.)
  9. to eat or drink something; to take illegal drugs
particle, conjunction
  1. although; though; despite the fact that ...

Plain Past Indicative Form

expression, i adjective
  1. depressed; bummed out; down; heavy-hearted; heavy-spirited; feeling reluctant (to do)
  1. spirit; mind; heart
  2. nature; disposition
  3. motivation; intention (usu. after a verb)
  4. mood; feelings
  5. ambience; atmosphere; mood
  1. indicates sentence subject (occasionally object)
  2. indicates possessive (esp. in literary expressions)
  1. but; however; still; and
  2. regardless of; whether (or not) (after the volitional form of a verb)

Plain Past Indicative Form

i adjective
  1. heavy; weighty
  2. heavy (feeling); depressed; gloomy; blue; uneasy
  3. slow; sluggish; lumbering; ponderous; clumsy
  4. important (position, responsibility, etc.); serious; grave
  5. serious (punishment, illness, etc.); severe; critical
  6. solid; established; dignified; sensible

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