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Grammar detail: verb volitional form + としない

verb volitional form + としない - not trying to ~, not making an effort to ~
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verb volitional form
+
としない
means
not trying to do ~
For example:
  • はなそうとしない not trying to talk
  • しようとしない not trying to do, not making an effort to do
Note that this is not the same as 'trying not to do' (which could be expressed with the negative + ようにする - try not to do form).
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