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助詞「も」. Used with nouns and phrases to indicate "also".

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一度(も・でも・さえ・こそ)会ったことがあれば、友だちだと考える人がいる

Japanese 「新完全マスター文法 日本語能力試験N3」という文法の教科書の148ページに、 次の文法問題が書いてあります。 一度(   )会ったことがあれば、友だちだと考える人がいる。 1 も    2 でも    3 さえ    4 こそ 私は「3 さえ」を選びましたが、正解は「2 でも」です。 私の分析 この本の32ページに、「3 さえ」について次の説明があります。 〜さえ〜ば…・〜...
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What’s the difference between “AにもBがあります“ and “AにBもあります”?

It seems to me that both mean the same thing, but which one is more frequently used?
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What is も purpose here?

I'm not certain what purpose も is serving here. I've seen its usage as "also," etc. but I am not certain if it is being used in the same manner here or being used with a different meaning. 「...
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も after dictionary form of a verb [duplicate]

From Komi-san, volume 1, page 61. I understand the second sentence to be "after that, he asked several people, but got the same kind of response, and now he's like this" But what on earth is ...
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言われてもな as a standalone sentence

In Takagi-san, Chapter 141 (Volume 16), when they are having the graduation ceremony, I came across the following panel: I believe I understand most of this. In order: "How was the graduation ...
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Can ~ても mean 'also'?

ても is て + も, も being an intensive particle. Therefore, the choice of translation into English may vary. For example, if I were to say that a reply doesn't need to be made today nor tomorrow, I could ...
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Confused about use of も, し and や

Just a little confused as to the usage of も,し and や in this sentence もちろん向こうの数字にもゼロはあるし、三角法や金属精錬技術もある。 I am guessing all three are being used in the sense of "And" (roughly translating the ...
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Difference between the patterns 何 + COUNTER + か and 何 + COUNTER + も

私は今年何度か海外に行きました。 [SOURCE] I have been abroad several times this year. 北海道へ何度も行った I have been to Hokkaido many times. 本を何冊も読む。[SOURCE] I read several books. 本を何冊か買いました。 I bought some books. ...
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Can ぐらい/くらい be combined with particles?

Can you say ぐらいも? (the emphatic も) like 5200円くらいも払ったのに ~ Or even を? or is it omitted? 山の大きさぐらいを食べ過ぎておなかが痛い
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How can one use mo with desu [duplicate]

Forgive me for this beginner question, but is there a way to use も with です? I learned that も means 'also', and either replaces or is added to the particle e.g. 私は寿司も食べました。 "I also ate sushi (...
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What is the meaning of the も particle in this sentence?

短大を卒業したのちも就職せず、フリーター生活に甘んじていることを指しているわけではない。 I think のち means "later" here, like あと, but I don't understand the meaning of も here. Please, could you clarify for me?
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Function of も in this sentence

This is the first sentence of a news article from NHK News Web Easy: 大学 緊急事態宣言でオンラインと学校での授業に分かれる 新しいコロナウイルスの問題で、去年はオンラインで授業をしていた大学も、今年の4月から、学生が大学に来て受ける授業を増やす予定でした。 If I replaced も with the other non-...
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だれでも楽しむ corrected to だれもが楽しむ. Why?

A Japanese learner I know had written a sentence that contained the phrase 「日本の文化はだれでも楽しむものじゃないか?」, however this was corrected to 「日本の文化はだれもが楽しむものじゃないか?」 by a native speaker. Based on the ...
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What is the meaning of this も?

I'm struggling to understand what the も is doing in the following sentence. I know that も can mean 'also' 'too' 'as well' and other things; depending on the context. I think the first も here means 'as ...
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Using も alone to mean 当然 / “naturally”

I’ve found a usage of も that doesn’t seem to be in any dictionaries, but I’m convinced exists. The structure is: 「〜だから or 〜ば、〜もする」 And the meaning should be: 「〜だから or 〜ば、〜するのも当然のことだ」 “Because ... or ...
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Understanding the も in 見るも

その日。彼女のもとに、招かれざる客が現れた。 見るも巨大な鉄の塊。長い手足の歪な人型。 そんな異形共が、彼女の領域を侵したのである。 What would be the function of the bold も?
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What is the function of も in this sentence?

The folllowing sentence is an excerpt from the NHK easy article: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/easy/k10012832221000/k10012832221000.html I've provided the preceding clause for more context. 「ヨコヅナイワシ」は、...
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Is it possible to say 東京へもいいですか

My grammar book says the もいいですか is used with verbs, adjectives, and noun+copula. But will something like this be understood? 東京へもいいですか With the omitted verb (行って) being understood from context ...
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When is に needed and when can it be omitted in がある constructions?

Someone asked me about the meanings of two English phrases. I replied: 両方はたくさんの意味がありますから、文がないと具体的な説明が難しいです。 Almost instantly it hit me that I might've made some mistakes in that reponse. I know the ...
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Does も change the topic?

Given a simple pattern like this, I'm wondering what the topic of the third sentence is. クラウスさんは学生です。 私も学生です。 日本語を勉強します。 After using も in the second sentence, is the topic of the third sentence still ...
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Translating でも in this context

I was leisurely scrolling through a Facebook page, when I saw this post: It featured でも and I'm 100% sure the English translation is wrong. My question is, will removing も from でも change the meaning ...
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かわりもしますよ what is the meaning of this も?

I usually do not ask a question here unless after trying multiple times I am still stumped and admit defeat. I understand that かわりもしない would mean "has not changed even a single bit" putting ...
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Interchangeability of も and と to emphasize size

Both も and と, when used with counters, emphasize the size of the amount being mentioned. From what I've learned, も usually emphasizes how "large" it is while と emphasizes how "small&...
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Does particle も eat particle の?

Reading this answer I noticed an embarrassing hole in my basic knowledge. From the answer: 今日は私も誕生日です。 Today is (your birthday, and) also my birthday. Without the 'also' part we would have ...
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かも。 か。。。も? n5 lvl learner

G'day guys, i'm back trying to learn a bit of japanese again. haha, i've lost count how many times it is now 😁 変な質問があります。。。 多分 Is there ever a time you can say it like, where there is a slight pause? ...
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Help translating この姿なら異国人も怪しまれない. Why も instead of でも?

この姿(すがた)なら異国人(いこくじん)も怪(あや)しまれない is a phrase said to someone disguised as a catholic missionary in medieval era in Japan, so he is not suspected by having a western face in the asian country. I saw a ...
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What's the difference between OO人もいる vs OO人がいる?

Recently I came across some lines and could not really understand what the "も" is doing in them. Example: 私にクラスに鈴木さんという名の生徒が5人[も]{L}いるので驚いた。 vs 私にクラスに鈴木さんという名の生徒が5人[が]{L}いるので驚いた。 ...
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Is this usage of も and sentence correct?

So I am learning uses of the particle も, and one of my methods is to make example sentences to solidify its use. I was wondering if the sentence 少しもその映画を見られなかった correctly means “I couldn’t even see a ...
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What nuance does も add instead of が? [duplicate]

最新技術をもってすればその開発も難しくないだろう。 最新技術をもってすればその開発が難しくないだろう。 Since 2) is a complete sentence and doesn't need any more context to perfectly/accurately understand it(i think). Can 1) also be considered a ...
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What does adding 'も=also' have to do when と alone seems to convey the complete meaning perfectly? [duplicate]

Edit: 新築の家を買った。今週を限りにこのマンションともお別れだ。 According to a thankfully posted comment, I realized that 新築の家を買った。今週を限りにこのマンションともお別れだ。seems to be sufficient and も adds the sense of 'also'. How was that 'sense' ...
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Does the も particle always act on the word just before it?

イギリスでは土曜日はもとより金曜の午後まで休みにしている会社もある。 Translation is: In the UK, some companies are closed on Saturdays as well as Friday afternoons. In the English version, 'as well as' acts on 'Friday afternoon' i.e ...
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word-by-word translation of こんな遅い時間に**来られても**困ります。

[来られて][も] =[even][coming]???? so the literal translation sentence is like: Even coming at this late time bothers. ? which would be understood as: Coming at this late time bothers/is not prefered/...
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Difference between も兼ねて・を兼ねて

Someone asked her friend (in a TV show) 「宿題の答え合わせも兼ねて 勉強会をやりませんか?」 in the sense of "Want to do a study session, and compare our homework answers while we're at it?". Would the meaning change ...
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The grammar of 何でもない [duplicate]

How does 何でもない work in terms of grammar to mean nothing? I am confused because I'm not sure which of these is happening (or even if it is one of these): 1: Is it getting 何で (why) and then adding も to ...
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Difference between も and や particle when listing nouns [duplicate]

They are both used on non-exhaustive lists but how do I know what particle to use? Is there a nuance?
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NHK Coronavirus Article Sentence Translation Help with たり and も

若い人はウイルスがうつっても体の具合が変わらなかったり、病気が軽かったりするため、知らないうちにウイルスを広げていることがわかりました。 May someone explain to me what the function of も in 若い人はウイルスがうつっても is please? The way I interpreted this sentence is as: "Even if ...
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XもVba YもV pattern

A girl is on a date with a hot guy in a flashy sports car とにかくザックは注目を集める。  車も目立てば、本人も目立つ。信号待ちで止まろうものなら道行く女性は皆振り返るし、中にはスマホのカメラを向ける人すらいる。 Why is も used twice here and not, for example, a は in ...
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What does もえと mean?

I was reading a Tofugu article, https://www.tofugu.com/japanese/da-vs-desu-in-real-life/, and one of the examples they give was this text conversation. I'm just curious what 私{わたし}ももえと could mean. My ...
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Distinction between また and も

I'm very new to Japanese study, so please bear with me... 日本語の勉強は楽しいです。 数学の勉強も楽しいです。 In this example, study of Japanese is fun. Study of math is also fun, も is used to indicate that math, ...
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Can ば conditional form be interpreted as a conjunction? [duplicate]

I was just introduced a new grammar point, the も~も construction as shown on https://core6000.neocities.org/dojg/. I understand the main function of も and how it is the inclusionary particle and I can ...
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Omitting the particle? 「時の経つのも忘れさせる」

明快な口調とテンポの良い楽しい授業が時の経つのも忘れさせる。 When I searched the Internet I found the phrase 時の経つのを忘れさせる. So, what is the reason for replacing the particle を with も?
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Use of も particle when stating what someone said

I believe the following sentence... メアリーさんも来ると言っていましたから。 ...translates as "Because Mary said that she would come." Can you tell me what the function of the も particle is in this instance? I'm ...
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Mysterious も in この郊外も地下鉄が来て不便ではなくなった

When casually browsing through A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar, one of the example sentences for 〜なくなる has left me puzzled. この郊外{こうがい}も地下鉄{ちかてつ}が来{き}て不便{ふべん}ではなくなった。 This suburban area ...
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誰でも, 誰も, 何でも, 何も

何でも食べる 何も食べない "it is as much as something, eat." = if it's anything, I'll eat it/I eat it. "as much as something, not eat." = if it's anything, I will not/don't eat it. 何でもない = &...
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Validity of て-form of i-adjectives + も [duplicate]

I already know of the construction that takes the て-form of a verb + も and means "even if". But can this construction also be used with i-adjectives? For example, would saying the following be correct?...
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Trouble understanding のも in this sentence

I am having trouble understanding the significance of のも in this sentence: そう考えるのも当然だ。
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I need some clarification with でも as particles!

Here is my question: I started to learn particles and one of the lessons is that when a location is the topic I can attach は and も to the particles に, へ and で. I understand most of it, except when ...
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What's the function of the particle も in this sentence?

I don't think a lot of context is needed, basically a girl having an intimate moment and talk with her boyfriend... 我慢しなくていいです 人を好きになるとよくばりになるって 今はわたしにもわかるから Rough translation: (You/we) don't have ...
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Te-form and かつ and も?

I'm reading a light novel and am stuck on a sentence. One big problem is this phrase: 優{やさ}しくて、かつ人間{にんげん}も I know that ーくて is used to connect things, and my understanding of かつ is that it's a ...
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What does the も particle in this sentence do or perhaps the phrase でも大丈夫です?

The sentence is 水道の水を飲んでも大丈夫です. The English translation is, "You can drink the water from the tap." I have learned ~てもいいです is for giving or asking for permission. Is this just the same thing but ...
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