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Given

そこではなにもかもが曖昧になる

I have

Soko de wa nani mo kamo ga aimai ni nare.

What does this mean? The mo is hard to understand. I think its something like

"Here we may be a sitting duck."

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何もかも is basically it's own word, which means something like 'absolutely everything'. Does that help? (also, it's 'aimai ni naru' at the end) –  Sjiveru Dec 14 '13 at 19:12
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You should get in a habit of reading Japanese the way it's written instead of romanizing it before you try to understand it. –  snailboat Dec 14 '13 at 19:37
    
@snailboat - Thanks. I'm trying for sure, however with my limited vocabulary I make mistakes such as this where I think I'm dealing with 3 words and there's only 1. The romaji helps clarify my thought process when I ask questions (namely word seperation). –  P.Brian.Mackey Dec 14 '13 at 19:43
    
@Sjiveru - Yes very helpful! So I think the sentence means "Absolutely everything here is headed into ambiguity." FWIW, I'm translating a Manga into english. –  P.Brian.Mackey Dec 14 '13 at 19:46
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Yeah, or something like 'that's a place where absolutely everything becomes ambiguous'. (also, what manga?) –  Sjiveru Dec 14 '13 at 19:47
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何もかも is basically a word on its own. It means something along the lines of 'absolutely everything' - it's in effect an intensified version of 何も. Adding that in, the whole sentence becomes something like 'that's a place where absolutely everything becomes ambiguous'. (Though you might want to be careful translating 曖昧, as 'ambiguous' isn't always the best translation for it.)

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