Which is the correct translation in Japanese?

He both sings and plays the guitar.

He neither sings nor plays the guitar.

Thank you


None of your sentences look correct or natural, I am afraid to say. To say these, 「歌{うた}を歌う」 is more natural than just 「歌う」.

both ~~ and ~~




Informally, you could say:


neither ~~ nor ~~





  • Thank you, l'électeur. And if there is the verb "to like", for example "he likes both to sing songs and to play guitar" or "he doesn't like neither to sing songs nor to play guitar", which is the correct translantion? 彼は歌を歌うのもギターを弾くのも好き(です)。 and 彼は歌を歌うのもギターを弾くのも好きじゃない(です)。? – nino83 Apr 20 '17 at 17:01
  • So in Japanese is it sufficient to change を with も in order to change meaning of the sentence, from "and" to "both...and" and to "neither...nor"? – nino83 Apr 20 '17 at 17:10

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