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Grammar detail: としても

としても - even if
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としても
means
even if ~, assuming ~ etc.
げよう
としても
むだ
無駄

It is no use trying to escape.
おく
もの
としても
さいてき
最適
です
This is also ideal as a gift.
かれ
せんせい
先生
としても
にんげん
人間
としても
そんけい
尊敬
された

He was respected both as a teacher and as a man.
たとえ
わたし
ただ
しかった
としても
かれ
わたし
った

Even though I was right, he got the best of me.
としても also forms part of the commonly-used set phrase,
なん
としても (often written in kana only), meaning 'whatever it takes':
なんとして
かれ
いたい

I want to see him no matter what.
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Kanji used in this grammar

カ   なに    なん what?   
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トウ   にげる    のがれる to escape   にがす    のが to free   
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ム   ブ   な not   
ダ    pack horse; worthless, burdensome   
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ゾウ   おく to present, to give   
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ブツ   モツ   もの thing   
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サイ   もっと most   
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テキ    suitable   
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ヒ   かれ he   
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セン   さき ahead   
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セイ   ショウ    life   なま raw   いかす to enliven   いきる to live   いける to arrange flowers   うまれる to be born   う to give birth to   き pure, undiluted   お to grow, to sprout   はえる to grow, to sprout   はやす to grow, cultivate   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
カン   ケン   あいだ interval, between   ま space, room   
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ソン   たっと    とうと precious, dear, exalted   たっと    とうと to set a high value on, to esteem highly   
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ケイ   うやま to respect, revere   
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シ   わたくし    わたし I, myself   
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セイ   ショウ   ただしい correct   ただ to correct   まさ precise, exact   
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ショウ   か to win   まさ to be better than   
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カイ   エ   あ to meet   
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