I'm really new to learning Japanese, so can answers be kept simple, please. I just learned about 'も' as far as I am aware, this means 'also' or 'as well', my question concerns its usage in a basic question statement.


My understanding is that this means "I am Japanese, is Midoriya also Japanese?" Since I am using 'も', do I also need to use 'は', or does it replace its declarative function?


There may be a whole lot more than this that I am cocking up though

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    も always replaces は. You never use them together. You also need some full stops. 私は日本人です。みどりやも日本人ですか。It looks really weird if you leave out the first full stop (and some cases could change the meaning of what you write). Jun 11, 2018 at 22:58
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    By the way I didn't down vote, but this site expects you to do a little research before you ask a question. There are many online resources for teaching basic Japanese that you should probably have a look at first. See this list for starters: japanese.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/756/… Jun 11, 2018 at 23:02
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    Jun 12, 2018 at 22:14

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replaces は.

  • も replaces は and を. (there is an exception, but you can forget it for now)
  • も is used in combination with other particles including から, まで, へ, に, etc.



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