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the constructions of "too ADJ to V" and "so ADJ that V"
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one way to express the meaning "too ADJ to V" is to use the construction "karaa ADJ ata V", with the V preceded by appropriate aux verbs and negations. For example:

- da keimo karaa togi ata ete ne kani keino tame. - the stone is too heavy to lift.

Another way is to use the construction "karaa ADJ netashii na V", in this case, aux verbs and negations are not used. For example:

- da keimo karaa togi netashii na keino tame. - the stone is too heavy to lift.

To express the meaning "so ADJ that V", one uses the construction "yakii ADJ ata V". For example:

- da keimo yakii togi ata chimise ne kani keino tame. - the stone is so heavy that we can't lift it.
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