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Grammar detail: 〜も同然(もどうぜん)

〜も同然(もどうぜん) - is no better than ~
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どうぜん
同然
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(some situation or person) is no better than (clause)
わたし
たち
ふね
にゅうこう
入港
した
ときいかだ
どうぜん
同然
であった
When our ship entered the port, she was no better than a raft.
その
ひと
んだ
どうぜん
同然

The man is all but dead.
かれ
ひとごろ
人殺
どうぜん
同然

He is no better than a murderer.
がくしゃ
学者
しかく
資格
みずか
ほうき
放棄
した
どうぜん
同然
なんじゃありません
You may as well have thrown your qualification as a scholar away yourself, don't you think?
同然 means 'the same as'. However, in this usage, the implication is that something 'may as well be the same as' something else - i.e., it is no better than it.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ドウ   おな same   
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ゼン   ネン    resemble   
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シ   わたくし    わたし I, myself   
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セン   ふね    ふな- ship   
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ニュウ   い to enter   はい to enter   いれる to put in   
コウ   みなと harbour, port   
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ジン   ニン   ひと person   
シ   death   し die   
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ヒ   かれ he   
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サツ   サイ   セツ   ころ to kill   
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ガク   まな to learn   
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シャ   もの person, someone   
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シ    assets   
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カク   コウ    status, rank   
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ジ   シ   みずか self   
ホウ   はな    はな to let go   はなれる to get free of   ほう to throw (away)   
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キ    abandon   
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