どんなに〜ても - Grammar Discussion

English translation:
no matter how

Structure:
どんなに + Verb[ ても ]
どんなに + いAdj[ くても ]
どんなに + Noun + でも
どんなに + なAdj + でも

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For the sentence どんなに勉強しても、合格できないと思う, could どれぐらい be used synonymously?

i.e. どれぐらい勉強しても、合格できないと思う

@ulurujamman Hey! どのぐらい and どれぐらい are only used to express “approximately how much of (something exists)?” The question mark at the end is key as どの/どれぐらい can only be used when asking how much of something there is or how much of something was done. So, どれ/どのくらい勉強しましたか (About how much did you study?) would work, but not どれ/どのぐらい勉強しても… You might be thinking of どんだけ (which is abbreviated from どれだけ), which has approximately the same meaning as どんなに. Cheers!

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