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N2 Lesson 6: 5/21

を問(と)わず
regardless of, whether or not, no matter, with or without

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Noun + 問わ(5)
Noun (A) + (1) + Noun (B) + 問わ(5)
A(2) + + B(2) + + 問わ(5)
A(3) + (Antonym) A(3) + 問わ(5)
A(2) + かどうか(4) + 問わ(5)
A(2) + A[ない](2) + 問わ(5)

(1) ・、
(2) Noun、 [な]Adjective[い]Adjective、 Verb
(3) [い]Adjective[な]Adjective
(4) か否か
(5) 問わない
Noun + 問わ(5)
Noun (A) + (1) + Noun (B) + 問わ(5)
A(2) + + B(2) + + 問わ(5)
A(3) + (Antonym) A(3) + 問わ(5)
A(2) + かどうか(4) + 問わ(5)
A(2) + A[ない](2) + 問わ(5)

(1) ・、
(2) Noun、 [な]Adjective[い]Adjective、 Verb
(3) [い]Adjective[な]Adjective
(4) か否か
(5) 問いません
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  • [Literal translation: 'without asking (about)'・Often used in announcements (especially job advertisements), manuals etc.]
  • [を can be replaced with は when expressing contrast or for emphasis]
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学歴(がくれき)や経験(けいけん)を問(と)わずやる気(き)のある応募(おうぼ)者(しゃ)を雇(やと)う!
We are hiring motivated applicants with or without experience or academic background!
[regardless of experience or academic background]
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裕福(ゆうふく)な家庭(かてい)であるか否(いな)かを問(と)わず、日本(にっぽん)では初等(しょとう)と中等(ちゅうとう)教育(きょういく)は無料(むりょう)だ!
(Regardless of) whether the family is wealthy or not, primary and secondary education is free in Japan!
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私(わたし)彼女(かのじょ)結婚(けっこん)したい。手段(しゅだん)を問(と)わない
I want to marry her! No matter what.
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