Isshoukenmei

The Japanese word isshoukenmei, pronounced "ee-SHO-ken-mey", means "with all one's might", or "very hard", and sometimes "frantically", depending on the context.

Japanese Characters

一生懸命 (いっしょうけんめい)

Example

Ani wa shiken ni ukaru tame ni, isshoukenmei benkyou shiteiru.
兄は試験に受かるために、一生懸命勉強している。

Translation: My brother studies very hard so that he will pass the examination.