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I am getting a bit confused with the multiple uses of でも. Permission, even if, without doing, etc.

I have the following 2 sentences to translate. Note - these sentences might not be valid

Sentence 1

Sentence 2

I think they mean the following.

Sentence 1
Please say it without understanding. 

Sentence 2
Even every 3 hours is okay. 

Are these sentences valid, and if so, are my translations correct?

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わからないでも >> Maybe you mean わからなくても (even if you don't understand)? – user1016 May 7 '14 at 6:29
@Chocolate - nope. As mentioned, the sentences might not be valid. – Rachel G. May 7 '14 at 16:40
Hmm.. I think "Please say it without understanding" would literally translate to "分からないまま言って下さい" (I can't think of any context where you'd say this, though) – user1016 May 9 '14 at 16:26

2 Answers 2

Both of your sentences are invalid.

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Your answer could be more useful if it was expanded. – Szymon May 9 '14 at 6:55

There is two ways I can see for your first sentence. First you could write it:


In this case you would separate it in two sentences meaning: "I don't understand. But say it"

In which case, it is the closest if I try to not change your japanese sentence. If I go the other way around by trying to not change your english translation, I find it better to say:


On your second sentence, few changes ought to be made. If what you want to say in english is "Even every 3 hours is okay", I would rather say it this way in japanese:


I hope my answers answered your question.

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「毎三時間」は「まいさんじかん」ですか。(三[時間]{じかん}[毎]{ごと}じゃなく?) – user1016 May 9 '14 at 16:25
「毎三時間」は「まいさんじかん」です。 What you wrote in bracket is 「さんじかんまい」 which unfortunately does not make much sense. – Yakobu May 13 '14 at 18:44
I didn't say さんじかんまい. I said さんじかんごと。 – user1016 May 14 '14 at 5:04
参考までに・・・… – user1016 May 14 '14 at 5:08

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