Grammar Info
N1 Lesson 5: 10/17

~て止(や)まない
never cease to, always, sincerely・greatly, from the bottom of one's heart

ほしくてやまない is also sometimes used

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Verb[て]+ やまない
Verb[て]+ やみません
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已まない
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  • [A[て]やまない is a formal phrase originating from the negative form of verb やむ (to stop), meaning that the speaker/writer will never cease to A, and also by extension of the basic meaning expresses a great degree of A]
  • [Used with a limited group of expressions that express emotion over an extended period of time: 愛、敬愛、願う、祈る、望む、希望、期待、尊敬、信じる、惹きつける、魅了、求める、激賞、三嘆、記念、心配、後悔]
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献辞(けんじ):「愛(あい)してやまない妻(つま)と息子(むすこ)へ」
Dedication: "To my wife and son, whom I will always love."
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賛辞(さんじ):「友達(ともだち)としても人(ひと)としても心(こころ)の中(なか)に生涯(しょうがい)存在(そんざい)する尊敬(そんけい)してやまない人(ひと)でした。」
Eulogy: "She was a person I greatly respected throughout my life both as a friend and as a human being."
[Expressions like 生涯、ずっと、一生 can be used for more emphasis]
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スピーチ:「今日(きょう)こちらにお集(あつ)まりになった皆様(みなさま)には、当社(とうしゃ)の製品(せいひん)紹介(しょうかい)をお楽(たの)しみいただけるよう願(ねが)ってやみません。」
Speech: "To all who have gathered here today, I sincerely hope that you will be able to enjoy the presentation of our new product."
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