"Sekkaku Wazawaza Wazato "

The students sometimes say the following.
1 Wazawaza tukutta nodakara takusan tabetekudasai.
2 Sekkaku kitekurete arigato.
Theses sentence are a little bit strange.

This month we will show you the fundamental meanings of both words and how to
use them correctly.

Usually wazawaza and sekkaku modify verbs and they are used when someone
intends to do something. The usage of following sentences look similar,
but the nuance of each sentence is a little bit differrent.

"Wazawaza musuko no tameni suit
o tsukutta noni kiniiranakatta."
(I spent a lot of time to make a suit
for my son, but he doesn't like it.)
"Sekkaku musukono tameni suit o
tsukutta noni kiniiranakatta."
(I made a suit for my son to please him,
but he doesn't like it.)
"Wazawaza Nihon made kitanodakara Nihongo ga umaku naritai."
(I came all the way to Japan ,so I want to improve my Japanese.)
"Sekkaku Nihon made kitanodakara Nihongo ga umaku naritai."
(I have a precious chance of coming to Japan ,so I want to progress my Japanese.)

The difference of its nuance comes from that of the fundermental meaning of each word.
In the next paragraph I'll explain the fundamental meaning of each word.

(A) The meaning and an usage of "wazawaza"

(1)" wazawaza" stresses the hardwork or trouble of someone's act, and the fact
that someone made the effort or spent money or time to do something.

"Wazawaza Narita-kukou made mukaeni itta."
(I went all the way to Narita-Airport to meet him/her .)
"Wazawaza biyouin ni ittanoni ame de kaminoke ga
kusyakusyani natte shimatta.
( I went to a beauty shop and set my hair
style but it rained so my hair style was

(2)In addition "wazawaza "is used when someone does
something on purpose.
Although there is an easier way to take action,
he/she chooses harder, more complicated ,
more troublesome way or someone takes action that is not needed.
"Chikai noni wazawaza kuruma de iku."
(Although it is near enough for him/her to walk, he/she goes by car.)
"Hashi ga aru noni wazawaza kawa o oyoide wataru."
(Although there is a bridge, he/she swims across the river.)

(B)The meaning and usage of "sekkaku"

(1) When the speaker says "yukiga futta---",
we don't know whether this situation is preferable for him/her or not
(untill he/she says the following ).Because this sentence tells only
the fact.
But when a speaker says "sekkaku yukiga futta---",we know it is
a preferable situation for him/her and such a following sentence
(expression) will come after this phrase.
"Sekkaku yukiga futta no dakara yukidarumao tsukurou."
(As it has snowed,let's make a snowman.)

In this way by using "sekkaku" the speaker can add his/her expectation
to the situation that it will be a valuable or preferable one for the
speaker, and besides,that this situation will work effectively,
not ineffectively.
When the speaker intends to make use of its situation or to realize
his/her expectation, the conjunction particle (da)kara is usually used.
And when the situation worked against speaker's expection
or speaker's expectation resulted in vain ,the conjunction particle
"(na)noni',"temo","(no)daga" are usually used.

" Sekkaku kite kureta no dakara ohiru o gochisou simasu. "
(You came all the way to see me, so I will treat you to lunch.)
" Sekkaku iitennki ni natta no dakara picnic ni ikimasyo. "
(As it is a fine day, let's go on a picnic.)
" Sekkaku kanojo ga denwa o kureta noni shigoto ga isogashikute
aukoto ga dekinakatta. "
( She called me for a date but I was too busy to meet her.)
"Sekkaku pasokon o katta noni zenzen tsukaikatagawakaranai."
(Though I bought a computer ,I do't know how to use it.)

(2)Sometimes sekkaku is used like an adjective.It is used by the form of
"sekkakuno" and expresses various positive meanings like precious,
valuable,nice,kind and so on.

" Sekkakuno yasumidakara yukkurishiyou."
(It is a precious holiday I'll relax at home.)
"Sekkakuno gochisounanoni sameteshimatta."
(I had cooked delicious food ,but it got cold.)>
" Sekkakuno omanekidesu ga zannenagara ikemasen
(Thank you very much for your kind invitation,but I'm sorry
I can't come.)

*Wazawaza also is used like an adjective.This usage of "wazawaza" is very limited . (only used in the meaning of one's visit or inquiry.
e.g. "Wazawaza no okoshi(coming ) , arigato."
" Wazawaza no omimai (coming and inquiring), arigato."

Now you see why (the sentence 1 )and (the sentence 2) which I mentioned
the top of this article are strange.

(The sentence 1)" Wazawaza tsukutta no dakara tabete kudasai."
(The sentence 2)"Sekkaku kite kurete arigatou."

The sentence (1) means

"It was very troublesome for me to cook, but please eat it."
It is strange and impolite to say this when you offer the food which
you made for the guest,
You should say
"Sekkaku tukutta nodakara takusan tabete kudasai."

The sentence( 2)"Sekkaku kite kurete arigatou."

This sentence doesn't make any sence.You should rewrite it as follows
"Wazawaza kite kurete arigatou."
(Thank you for coming to see me.)
This sentence expresses speaker's appreciaton to the actor who made
the effort and it is a polite expression.

(C)The meaning and usage of "wazato"

Many students take " wazato " for "wazawaza ".
"wazato"is used when someone takes action on purpose like "wazawaza"
So the meanings of following sentences are about the same.
"Koibito to isyo dakara wazawaza/wazato toomawari shita.
(I went a long way round with my girlfiend on purpose.)
"Basu ga arunoni wazawaza/wazato aruiteitta."
( Buses depart from there .but he/she went on foot.)

But the usage of "wazato" and "wazawaza"is not always the same.
As I mentioned above "wazawaza"stresses the hardwork or trouble of
someone's act,but "wazato" doesn't stress this.
It stresses "on purpose", moreover there is another intention behind the action.
That intention may be to turn one's attention to the actor, sympathised
by others ,to deceive or cheat someone or so on.
" Kanojo wa wazato kare no ashi o hunda."
(She stepped on his foot on purpose.
By stepping on his foot she wanted him to pay attention to her.)
" Amariitakunainoni sonokowa wazato ookina koede naita."
( Though the pain was not so bad,the boy cried loudly to have
other's sympathy.)

Please a choose suitable word from "wazawaza,sekkaku or wazato" and fill in the branks.

1 (QQQ) kireini narande ita noni barabarani shite shimatta.
2 Toi tokoro o (QQQ) kite kurete arigatou.
3 (QQQ) oboeta noni shiken ga owattra sugu wasurete shimatta.
4 kare wa okotte (QQQ) ookina oto o tatete door o shimete deteitte
mina o shinpai saseta.
5 (QQQ) oiwai nano dakara takusan nonde kudasai.

Answer: 1 sekkaku 2 wazawaza 3 sekkaku/wazawaza 4 wazato 5 sekkkuno

Next lesson is " transitive verbs and intransitive verbs "
Now we are preparing.


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