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N1 Lesson 1: 2/17

~たところで
even if ~ cannot/will not, even though ~ not

The た-form is generally not used in the clause following ところで

Structure
Verb[た]+ ところで +Phrase[ない]
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  • [Even if A were true, the expected result cannot be achieved]
  • [Result is less likely than ても・Conveys more emotion (anger, unsatisfactoriness) than ても]
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私(わたし)が告白(こくはく)しところで彼女(かのじょ)は応(おう)じないだろう。
Even if I confessed my love, she wouldn't respond.
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徹夜(てつや)して勉強(べんきょう)ところで、合格(ごうかく)しない
Even if I studied all night, I would not pass.
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すみませんが、今(いま)注文(ちゅうもん)をキャンセルしところでお金(かね)は返金(へんきん)できません
I am sorry, even if you cancel the order now, we cannot refund your money.
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