I was reading some sentences in japanese to practice and I came across this sentence:


According to google traslator it means something like: "no matter what you like or who you talk to"

If the translation is right, what would be the difference between that and (何,誰,etc)+the verb in て form+も

For example:


Please keep in mind I'm a beginner, thank you in advance.


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They mean the same thing, but ~ようと is more literary in style, while ~ても is relatively colloquial. The difference is not very big, and mature adults use both in speech, but the more formal the situation is, the more often ~ようと is chosen. There is also ~ようが, which is slightly more emphatic than ~ようと.

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