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Questions tagged [particle-も]

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

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何を食べても美味しくない vs 魚を食べてもいい

歯が痛くて何を食べても美味しくない vs 魚を食べてもいい The first example seems to me as though 何ても - anything and in the middle is 食べ So basically reading as Anything Eaten is not delicious but the second example ...
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Difference between も and だって

Both of those particles can mean "too", "even" or "any" (when used with wh-question). Do they have any difference in meaning or connotation when used like this? E.g. 私もフランスに行きたい vs 私だってフランスに行きたい.
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どんな危険 vs どんな危険も Confusion

Why does どんな危険 - what danger どんな危険も - any danger Is this a grammar point, this is the sentence that confused me: ここはどんな危険もないよ = There is no danger here も is after the noun of 危険 , is the も still ...
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What does 心得もない mean in the following centext?

「いかがですミズ=マッキェネン。 素晴らしい人材とは思いませんか? この少年は訓練を受けているわけではない。 戦術の心得もない。 I'm stumped as to what the もない ending means in the last sentence (research says it could be a negative emphasis on 心得) so I'm ...
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What is the difference between 〜るも and 〜ても

In grammar textbooks I see the 〜ても pattern clearly defined, but recently I've encountered a similar usage of も that I can't find a good explanation for. Here are two examples: 国民栄誉賞を打診されるもこれを固辞 (...
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A seemingly strange use of も: 「今度もきつねの言うとおりにしました」

Take a look at this sentence: そこで、[山羊]{やぎ}は、[今度]{こんど}もきつねの[言]{い}うとおりにしました。 The mo after kondo seems strange. I know it means also, and it is indeed translated as so. However, there is no previous ...
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How to say “even” for the last item in an enumeration?

The context I want to say is as follows. People who always complain about their jobs, working partners, and even the company while still taking the salary look like ones who spit into their own ...
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Can someone explain the grammar in this sentence “もうこれで終わってもいい”

I'm having problems with the particle で and its main function here. I can't figure out the real meaning of this sentence. もうこれで終{お}わってもいい I found that [Verb + Te-form + もいい] is used to ask ...
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救えたはずのもの… (lots of unaccounted もの)

I have a real patchy understanding of this sentence in Danganronpav3. The speaker is 星 (Hoshi) and is incredibly cynical in contrast to the main character's optimism. He sometimes explains things in ...
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use 味の感想も聞けるしな and 作りがいがある in this sentence

ここでは毎日味の感想も聞けるしな。特にアリスは、どんなメシでも笑顔で食べるから作りがいがある。 mc that does all the cooking, talks about cooking while cooking Maybe it's because everyday i get feedback about my cooking from all of you. ...
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Use of も in 一緒に写真を撮ってもいいですか?

I understand the sentence "Can I take a picture with you?" in Japanese overall, but I am a bit confused as for why one can use the particle も in the sentence? What does it do? Thanks for the help! C
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A question about the usage of ては and ても

Why can't use も or は in the following sentence: 易しい質問に答えられなくて(は・も)、とても恥ずかしかった。 In the case of ても, I was told it probably has to do with 逆条件.
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Meaning of も in Xは日本でも有名だ

新潟県長岡市の花火大会は日本でも有名で、2日間で100万人が見に来ます。 Nagaoka's firework display is famous in Japan, and 1 million people will come to see it over a two day period. What does the も (in bold) add to this sentence? ...
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What does てもいい mean? [duplicate]

I don't understand what もいい means in the following sentence: 鶏肉は炒めてもいいし、焼いたり、ローストしてもいい。 Any suggestions?
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何(counter)*も*の(noun)が(verb) [duplicate]

Earlier today during lecture we were given this sample sentence and a translation: おそらく私のコンピューターには何百万枚もの写真が入っています。 I probably have millions of pictures on my computer right now. I'm slightly ...
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grammar usage:xもyもzもあります vs xとyとzはあります

I read the first sentence in a graded reader, and I'm wondering why the author chose the first grammar pattern over the second. 絵本{えほん}もピアノもテレビもあります。 絵本とピアノとテレビがあります。 What is the difference in ...
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Is it かも? Or some particles? I'm lost with this sentence!

In 時をかける少女, the mother ask her daughter to bring something to her aunt, and then add this: いつになったら結婚するのかも聞いといてね Which I understand as : "Ask her also when is she gonna marry someone!" (When-...
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What is an emphatic particle?

The explanation I have found says that it is a particle on the end of the sentence. However, in the book I am reading (An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese) it is stated that も is an ...
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The sentence structure of “てもいない”

Recently I found an interesting sentence pattern: "てもいない". 聞いてもいない in 聞いてもいない話を聞かされる やってもいない in やってもいないことを出来ないと言わない 話してもいない in いきなりマイナス!?話してもいない相手への印象を悪くする行動 思ってもいない in 思ってもいないことを平気で言える女 The ...
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~のも当然だ , use of も to soften

彼女{かのじょ}が怒る{おこる}のも当然{とうぜん}だ。"It's natural that she should be angry." (sentence:248283, Core2000) I asked a question about the preceding sentence's usage of も, and naruto explained the も serves to ...
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も particle — “exclamation” special usage, も/と nuance distinction [duplicate]

大雪{おおゆき}によって、電車{でんしゃ}は3時間{じかん}以上{いじょう}も遅れました{おくれました}。 彼女{かのじょ}が怒る{おこる}のも当然{とうぜん}だ。 I read a few grammar explanations that suggested in these contexts も serves as an “exclamation” marker, but I’m ...
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Use of the も particle [duplicate]

I'm dissecting some Japanese lyrics to improve my Japanese, but I had a hard time finding out how も is used in here, 何ページもついやして   綴られた僕らの気分 I've looked it up in serveral websites and found ...
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Other particles with も

Said at the start of the summer holidays: 「お役に立てて光栄です。丸尾スエオ二学期もがんばりますから、みなさんどうかよろしくいたします」 It's an honour to be helpful. Maruo Sueo will do his best in the second term too so thanks for your ...
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Why is 「の」 used in 何十もの?

I was studying the words 何十/何百/何千, and I often see the particles「も」and「の」after. For example, 彼は何十冊もの日本に関する本を持っている。 Or, 高速道路は何千もの車で渋滞した。 The「も」I think is used to emphasize that there's a ...
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What is the inheritance order of も and は topics?

Can a topic that is identified via the も particle be included in a は topic that comes AFTER it? e.g. Two sequential sentences from a book I'm reading: 1st Sentence: ほかの鳥は、もう、よだかの顔を見ただけでも、...
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も in 「Vのもアレなんだけど」

I've read Need help with translating 今更聞くのもアレなんだけど and Meaning of a sentence with Aが言うのもなんだけど and other considerations, and understand that in a construction like 聞くのもアレなんだけど, アレ and なん are ...
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How do I interpret にならないとも限りません?

あの人を匿うことで迷惑な事態にならないとも限りません。 I'm having trouble interpreting the above phrase especially the とも。 Would it mean something like "Hiding that person might cause trouble(?)"
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What is the meaning of にも?

What does にも mean in this sentence? ムン大統領は、北朝鮮の選手たちにもオリンピックに出てほしいと考えています。 (full text here) I've found a topic where にも is discussed but it's not the same context and the explanations doesn't ...
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Meaning of も vs でも for “even”

I'm wondering about the difference between も and でも for their "even" meaning. Using example sentences from A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar, 私は難しい仕事でもする。(original, pg 112) 私は難しい仕事もする。(...
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I don't understand why my は was changed to a に when a native corrected my sentence

My sentence: 彼はこれを出来るなら僕は矢っ張り出来る Correction: 彼にそれが出来るなら、僕にもできる I can understand the rest of the changes, but why はー>に ? All they said was that it sounded more natural but they weren't sure why. ...
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Best translation of 今日も始まる

In these lyrics, I came across the following verses: 夜明けの光り 眩しい仲間 宇宙の神話 今日もはじまる 未来をめざして Does the particle も indicate emphasis of 今日 in this case? My best guess is that the second line should be ...
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What is the difference between 「とは限らない」and 「とも限らない」

When looking it up on the internet I find that とは限らない means 「イメージと違って、100%~と言えないという意味」. But the problem is I also get similar meanings for とも限らない. I've asked a Japanese speaker about it and they ...
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Using も or は/が in し sentences

When doing a bit of research into ~し sentences I've found that sometimes は/が is used and sometimes も is used, which is a bit confusing. For example, お金もないし、時間もないし、困ったな. お金はないし、時間はないし、困ったな. ...
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Where is the topic in a Japanese sentence?

I'm currently learning Japanese, and I realise that the language has something known as a topic, something which is unheard of in English. According to Wikipedia, It is written with the hiragana は,...
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How can I parse も in this sentence?

I'm really confused by the role of も in this sentence: KONAMIから許諾を得ないといかなる場合もBrain Powerを使用する事ができない状態なのです。 I think that what makes it difficult to understand is that there are two situations (...
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日本語でもいいです vs 日本語もいいです

When someone starts speaking to me in English I often want to effectively say "Japanese is fine". I usually blurt out 日本語でもいいです which I thought would mean "in Japanese is also ok" but someone once ...
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Grammar question about [sentence]のに

I was asked by my teacher to read a kid friendly manga, something easy to start with. I am not having issue with the vocabulary and I understand the general gist of a sentence but I am having issue ...
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Why does 何も mean “anything”?

That is, why does adding the 「も」 particle to question words give it a universal, for lack of a better term, word. It's not even always required to be there, as in sentences like お好み焼きが何よりいい ...
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Use of Adjective + のも

さらに冬になれば雪が積もって交通の便が悪いし、暮らすにはいささか苦労が多いのも難点だ I'm familiar with Vのは → Vのも for multiple nominalized items, but this use of it has me stumped. "Because of the transportation issues after the snow piles ...
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Meaning of でも in 残念でもしかたない

残念でもしかたない。 Even bad luck can't be helped. I know でも to mean either 'even..', '..or something', or as separate particles で+も. None of these interpretations really seem to fit here. I'm tempted to ...
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What exactly happens when you embed a clause with も?

I understand what's going on when you embed a interrogative clause using か、like when you form pronouns like 誰か、or write things like 「ええ、何を食べたか知らないよ・・・。」 However, It's still beyond me what も、does when ...
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Using も when subject is different

The particle も is usually explained as similar to also. However, examples also always leans towards too, and always in the context of the sentence's subject (and always referring to the same subject). ...
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It is も and した right?

彼女へのあげたプレゼントはご千円もした。The bolded part is も and した right? Why is the particle も used there? While も rarely poses a problem in understanding a sentence, I often feel like I don't really understand why ...
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“もを” is too unnatural, so use a comma instead of “も” in this list?

Can I re-write this sentence: このクレジットカードは国内、国外を問わず、いろいろな場所で使える。 as このクレジットカードは国内も国外もを問わず、使える。 A good reason to have replaced the first "も" with "、" is to avoid the unfortunate, (but ...
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meaning of にもin その話は前にも聞いたよ。

その話は前にも聞いたよ。is translated as "I heard that story before". I assume that the subject is implicit, その話 "that story" is the topic, 前 is "before" and 聞いた is the past of hear. What about にも? Why is 前 ...
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Particle「も」in the sentence 「夏休みももう終わりだ」。

So, I'm quite a novice, and I'm having some difficulty parsing the sentence: 「 夏休{なつやす}みももう終{お}わりだ。」 I "understand" it means "Summer vacation's already over". I also understand 夏休み means summer ...
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Combination of verb + ことも

In the following sentence: 知りたい こと も、後で ちゃんと 教えてあげる… The first part: 知りたい こと, I understand as: what (you) want to know, because of -tai and koto combination. The second part: 後で ちゃんと 教えてあげる…, means ...
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Verb+koto+mo soshite Verb+koto+mo nai. Should both words with mo particles be affected by nai at the end?

Ok, here are the lyrics from the idolmaster song called Nation Blue. You can see full lyrics on the imas wiki here: http://www.project-imas.com/wiki/Nation_Blue The song is pretty hard for a novice ...
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the particle も in 「ここには1人もしっている人がいません」

ここには 1人(  ) しっている 人が いません。 (from #25 of http://jlpt.u-biq.org/3g1.html) A) が      B) は      C) で      D) も I know the answer is D, but what does the sentence mean? If しっている with kanji is 知っている, ...
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Meaning of も and は in this sentence

I think it is safe to assume the speaker is also not the most organised person in this sentence: 「あなた、もう少し計画的に行動した方がいいよ。わたしも他人のことは言えないけどさ」 You should behave a little more systematically. I ? can'...