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in episode 3 of Shingeki no Kyojin at 8:30, I encounter this sentence.

願わくばこのまま穏やかなままとはいかねぇもんだろうか/

Try my hardest but couldn't understand what it means, can any expert here explain the structures used in このまま穏やかなままとはいかねぇもんだろうか ? Thank you very much!

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願わくば「このまま穏やかなまま」とはいかねぇもんだろうか?

(literally) Hopefully, I wonder if it should not go like things stay calm as it is now?

I wonder if I can expect everything will stay as calm as now?

  • thank you very much for your breakdown!! it is much clearer now! Guess I need to get accustomed to the negative verb usage tendency of Jap language to express affirmative meaning. – Đỗ Hùng Jun 25 at 18:07

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