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Grammar detail: まさか〜

まさか〜 - there's no way, by no means, that's impossible, you must be joking
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まさか
+
clause
means
there's no way; by no means; that's impossible; you must be joking etc.
This form is used to signal and emphasize a sense of disbelief.
まさかここ
きみ
なんて
おも
って
いなかった
You are the last person I expected to see here.
かのじょ
彼女
がいこく
外国
まさか
かれ
ゆめ
にも
おも
わなかった

She had never dreamed of meeting him abroad.
まさか
あね
きみ
こんやく
婚約
する
おも
わなかった

You were the last person I expected my sister to get engaged to.
まさか
おも
だろう
かのじょ
彼女
こども
子供
さんにん
3人
いる
Believe it or not, she has three children.
まさか can be used on its own as an exclamation meaning 'No way!', 'You're kidding!' etc. It's also often used in the set phrase まさかの
とき
which means 'in (your) time of need' or 'in an emergency' etc.
まさか
とき
あなた
たす
けてやろう

I'll stand by you in time of need.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ジ   とき time, occasion   
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クン   きみ you   
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カイ   エ   あ to meet   
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シ   おも to think   
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ヒ   かれ he   
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ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
ガイ   ゲ   そと outside   ほか other   はず to remove, mislead   はずれる to come off, to miss   
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コク   くに country   
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ム   ゆめ dream   
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シ   あね elder sister   
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コン    marriage   
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ヤク    promise; approximate   
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シ   ス   こ child   
キョウ   ク   そなえる to make an offering   とも servant, attendant   
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ジン   ニン   ひと person   
ジョ   すけ help   たすける to help, save   たすかる to be helped   
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