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I recently learnt that 「何も」 means 'nothing' (e.g. 「何も怖くないです。」 means 'Nothing scares (me).').

But how do I say 'What else'? (e.g. 'What else goes well with this dress?' or 'What else never dies?)

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    Do you mean the "also" as in "The God never dies, and what also never dies?", or in "What never defeats and also never dies?" They are different things. – broccoli forest Dec 15 '14 at 15:22
  • @broccoliforest I mean "The God never dies, and what also never dies?" sort of 'also' but it'd be nice to know both (but I might have to make a new question for that to avoid confusion) – Teco Dec 17 '14 at 10:29
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I would go with "他に" 'What also goes well with this dress?'→このドレスに合うものは他に何がある? 'What also never dies?→死なないのは、他に何がある? As mentioned in a comment above, this is more of a "what else" as opposed to a "what also."

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Ah, I see what you're asking. The particle も can indeed be used in a similar manner to the English also, e.g. 子供{こども}の時{とき}、あまりゲームをしなかった。 今ゲームをしない (When I was a child, I didn't really play games. I also don't really play games now). But there isn't really a way to contract also into 何 in the same manner of 何も (nothing) 何か (something).

If you wish to say also, as in, "Also, what will we eat?", where also is being used as a conjunction, you would use 「また」. For example: また、何を食{た}べる?

If you wish to use also to mean, "In addition to" or "additionally" or "furthermore", you would use さらに instead of また. さらに is a bit more challenging to use because さらに often requires you to change certain particles to も, for example さらに、水 飲みたいです instead of さらに、水 飲みたいです.

  • Alex's answer was what I was looking for, but this is definitely useful to know. – Teco Dec 17 '14 at 10:33
  • @Teco Why don't you upvote this answer, too, then ;) – Earthliŋ Dec 17 '14 at 14:02
  • Alright, now they can. – Earthliŋ Dec 17 '14 at 16:49

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