I was taught that the meaning of AてもB falls into one of four categories:
- Even if A, B; B even if A.
- Although A, B; Even though A, B; Though A, B.
- When combined with an interrogative word like 何, 誰, どう, etc., expresses "no matter what/who/how/etc."
- When いい is added after Vても, implies V is allowed.
The four definitions above make sense most of the time. Sometimes, they don't.
I have difficulties applying the meaning of ても to the two sentences below.
From One Piece, when Shanks told Luffy he can't become a pirate because he can't swim. Luffy argued
How I am supposed to understand the usage of ても in the second sentence? Applying definitions 1, 2, and 4 doesn't make sense here. I can roughly understand the second sentence as
And no matter who I fight, I'm strong!!
I'm not sure if this is the correct way to understand the sentence. Are interrogative words necessary to express the "no matter" meaning of ても?
Dad noticed his fat son ate lots of sweets. He yelled
I'm not sure how to understand ても here. I feel that all four definitions are not applicable in this example because it will make the sentence sound weird when translated. How to understand this sentence in the "Japanese way."
Also, how ても grammar constructions actually work. Based on my observations, I can understand all four definitions of AてもB as
As much as A is happening, still B.
Is it good idea to interpret ても this way?