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“事故にでもあったのではあるまいか。” grammar help please? [duplicate]

I came across this example in a textbook, and I can't figure out the grammar of the 2nd sentence: 彼から来るはずの連絡がない。事故にでもあったのではあるまいか。 ok: The correspondence from him that was expected has not come. ...
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What is the use of でも in the following sentence? [duplicate]

冷えたビールでも飲みながら話しましょう。 This translates to “Let’s talk over a cold beer”, but でも means but or however. What does it mean here?
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体操でもしてこよっと DB Chapter 2 [duplicate]

This is Goku translated as: "Alright. Exercise time!". 体操 = excercise でも = but して = doing こよっと = ?? I couldn't find any reference to understand でもして. Also the ending こよっと, I couldn't find it in ...
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Question about “でも” in this particular sentence [duplicate]

So my question is about this "でも" 眠れないもので顔でも洗ったら少しはいいかと思って… I think i know what the sentence means : "Because i was unable to sleep, i thought washing my face/splashing water on my face a ...
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The use of でも and ででも in this sentence

A: あ……えっと……何か手伝うことは、ありますか? B: ん? あぁ、この辺はドシロウトにできるこっちゃないからな。 邪魔にならねぇように先にメシでも食って、後は舞台袖ででも大人しくしてな Pretty much in general でも and ても don't sit well in my mind. There have been a lot of times I see ...
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“~とでもいうのか” meaning in this sentence

I can not understand very well this "~とでもいうのか" found in Dragon Ball. The context in this: Goku and Frieza begin to fight, and Goku say: "いいかげんにしろ。。。このクズやろう。。。罪もない者をつぎからつぎへと殺しやがって。。。クリリンまで。。。" ...
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What particle is にでも and what does it mean? [duplicate]

What monster particle is this? This is from my textbook: そんなに働いてばかりいないで、たまには旅行にでも行ったほうがいいです。 I wrote it in bold. I would analyse it as に で も. But I can't make sense of it. EDIT: I also don't ...
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“Maybe we can meet up for dinner or something” in Japanese

I am visiting Japan soon and want to let my host family know that I will be in the area and suggest meeting up while I'm there. Here's what I came up with: たぶん一緒に晩ご飯を食べに合うとかしよう? I'm not sure if ...
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confusing usage of でも

a high school student walks into a confection store and after ordering some sweets, the female attendant with whom he is familiar with says: スイーツを? 彼女でもできたんでしょう~? she later sees him off by saying: ...
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A question concerning どなたかにでも

In a story I was reading, the protagonist was given a reward he didn't want or have use for and the person giving the reward said "では、どなたかにでもあげて下さい。" What does どなたかにでも mean? Is the speaker saying "...
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「でしょう、」 mid-sentence

ちょうどそこに誕生寺という寺がありました。日蓮の生れた村だから誕生寺とでも名を付けたものでしょう、立派な伽藍でした。 How do you parse the second sentence? I asked this question a while back, but I think it might be different this time. I think it says "...
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Meaning of だとでもいうかの

I found this sentence, in which I'm not quite sure about the だとでもいうかの part: ところがどういうわけか神町駅前には客待ちのタクシーが一台も停まっていなかった。その代わりだとでもいうかのごとく、駅前広場には何台もの自転車が置かれてあって(そこは駐輪場なのだから当たり前のことなのだが!)、...
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What てやったら in のませてやったら mean?

What てやったら in のませてやったら mean? Is it some conditional form of のませる verb? I can't find it in dicts. And how would i translate the whole sentence: おちちでも のませてやったら どーだ? All i can assume is "How do you ...