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Grammar detail: まして

まして - to say nothing of; let alone; what's more
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plain form clause A
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まして
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clause B
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A let alone B; A, to say nothing of B etc.
 
かれ
じぶん
自分
かぞく
家族
すら
しきれないのにまして
いちこく
一国
おさ
める
なんて
He can't run his own family, let alone a nation!
わたし
えいご
英語
はな
せない
ましてドイツ
だめ
I can't speak English, much less German.
ましてや can be used in exactly the same way:
ざかな
ありませんましてや
なまざかな
生魚
までありません
I don't like grilled fish, let alone raw fish.
まして is usually written in kana, but it is occasionally found as して or して.
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Kanji used in this grammar

キョウ    situation   
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ゾウ   ま to increase/grow   ふえる to increase/multiply   ふやす to increase/augment   
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ヒ   かれ he   
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ジ   シ   みずか self   
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ブン   ブ   フン   わける to divide, to distinguish   わかる to understand   わかれる to be divided   わかつ to share, distribute   
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カ   ケ   house   いえ    や    
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ゾク    tribe   
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シュ   と to take   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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コク   くに country   
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ジ   チ   おさめる to govern   おさまる to be at peace   なお to get better   なお to cure   
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シ   わたくし    わたし I, myself   
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エイ    England; hero; flower   
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ゴ   かた to talk, relate   かたらう to talk together, chat   
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ワ   はな to talk   はなし talking   
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ショウ   や to roast, bake, burn   やける to be burnt   
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ギョ   さかな    うお fish   
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コウ   この    す to like   
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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   
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ゲン   ゴン   say; word   こと word, saying   い to say   
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