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

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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'...
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function of the particle も in 「~も辞さない」

I came across the sentence「訴訟も辞さない」in a book today and even though I am able to understand its meaning, I can't figure out the actual function of も in this case. I looked into my grammar dictionary ...
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How is the と particle being used here?

I’m trying to understand the use of the と particle in the bellow quoted passage. I understand the sentences overall, but am lacking a complete understanding that would be provided by understanding ...
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は and も particle opposition

は (pronounced as わ) being used in example sentences. This particle acts as a disambiguator when a sentence would otherwise be confusing in terms of who or what it was about, or what it was in relation ...
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Does the も particle in this sentence have the role as は?

ハグリッドの声がくぐもっていた。 「淋しいといけないから、テディベアの縫いぐるみも入れてやった。」 Does the も particle in this sentence have the role as は, subject particle ? Then why is 入れて here still in active form ?
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What does this mean in context? [幾本も幾本も]

From 銀河鉄道の夜(宮沢賢治) 二人がその白い道を 、 肩をならべて行きますと 、 二人の影は 、 ちょうど四方に窓のある部屋 の中の 、 二本の柱の影のように 、 また二つの車輪の輻のように幾本も幾本も四方へ出るのでした. What does 幾本も幾本も mean exactly and how is it used? How is it pronounced? Is it ...
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Is it grammatically correct to say 難しいことも、諦めたい時もあります?

Hi this is my first question here, and I checked the database for questions like mine, but nothing came up. Would it be grammatically correct to say もちろん、難しいことも、諦めたい時もあります。 My intention is to say ...
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Understanding っていうのも

The kids have decided that they don't like their new teacher: A.「ああいうタイプは気取ってやがるに決まってるんだ」 It's certain that this kind of person acts like a snob B.「決まってるっていうのも強引だけどたいていそうだよね」 The thing you ...
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volitional + nimo 作ろう+にも?

What does the 「にも」 after the volitional form 「作る」 do here? 死んだら食べ物は必要ないし、死んでるんだから、物は当然産まれない。作ろうにも材料も何もないし。 がっかりさせて悪いけど、天国にはね、何にもないのよ。 I would assume it means something close to "in order to" but I'...
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Is there a way to know what meaning the も particle has?

The も particle has the meaning of also too words of similar weight about (emphasizing an upper limit) as much as even more further other again So depending where it's placed ...
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The meaning of 殺しても殺したりねぇ

I found this in a video game. It says 「殺しても【ころしても】殺したりねぇ【ころしたりねぇ】」. So, my rough estimate was "Even killing (you) won't kill you". Is this correct? Also, what type of sentence is this?
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Use of も with counter

The writer is complaining that men are useless at cooking. They burn pans, they make more mess than is necessary and: ...、何枚も皿をつかう、... I can't fully understand this construction. I know the ...
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Different ways to say even

I wanted to say: I don't use Skype. I'm so old fashioned that I don't even have a mobile (cell) phone. This is what I went for: Skypeを使いません。携帯もないほどなかなか懐古的なのです。 Please correct me if any this is ...
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「持っていっていい」 same as ? 「持っていってもいい」?

Is 「持っていっていい」 just 「持っていってもいい」 with the 「も」 omitted? I know 「てもいい」 means something along the lines of "may I" etc, is it the same for 「ていい」 or is there a slight difference?
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Use of も after quote particle

電話のベルが聞こえたとき、無視しようかとも思った。 When I heard the phone's bell I wondered if I should ignore it. We have 無視する = "to ignore", 無視しようか = "will I ignore it?" 無視しようかと思った = "I thought 'will I ignore it'". I ...
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さえ how to use it

Hello I'm not sure I have understood well the nuances so I have a few questions: What is the difference between the sentences below: ビショップさえ取ればいいよ。 ビショップを取りさえすればいいよ。 I also saw on a site ...
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Odd use of も has me stumped

So I'm working through Makino and Tsutsui's Dictionary of Advanced Japanese Grammar, and I came across this sentence: ソウルにいるのも今夜きりです。 This is my last night left in Seoul. The entry is about ...
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Use of particles for なにも in response to the question “What is in something?”

If the answer to the question, "What is in the pocket?" is "Nothing is in the pocket." is the topic marker が needed after "Nothing" (i.e., "なにもが ..." or just "なにも ...")?
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Meaning of ようともしない

I'm familiar with ようとする to mean "try to" or "about to", but how about this: 新聞から顔を上げようともしない。 Obviously that's a negation of ようとする with an added も. I'm guessing も adds a hint of "even" to the ...
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をも: Is this sentence grammatically correct?

日本で英語を教えたい。彼も教えたい。 I want to teach English in Japan. He also wants to teach. But if I were referring to myself in both sentences and talking about two different activities that I want to do: ...
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What does this structure (~ + も + verb/adjective) mean?

What does Noun-verb + も + する mean? I'm not even sure this is actually a structure. I found it in these 2 sentences: 昨日のパーティーは料理もおいしかったし、雰囲気もよかった。(料理 [も] 美味しかった [し]) リサはよく勉強 [も] する [し]、アルバイト [も]...
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何 + te-form + も (何 by itself to mean “something”)

I recently came across this sentence, and I'm having trouble figuring out what 何 is doing. (I'm fine with the rest.) 何があっても、大丈夫だろ。 Based on context, my best attempt is: even if something were to ...
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Why does も move in sentences involving だれも etc

丸尾君はだれに頼まれたわけでもないのに、ひとりで教室の拭きそうじをしていた。 Although it's not the case that Maruo was asked by anyone, he did the classroom cleaning by himself. ...わけではない = It's not the case that ... だれも = anyone I'm ...
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Why is も used twice in this sentence?

I found this sentence, and I kinda understand the meaning and use of も, but I want to understand why it is used twice: 人間もロボットも区別しない
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Difference between ~だろうと and ~でも

Is there a major difference between ~だろうと and ~でも constructions in nuance? Can ~だろうと only be used with question words? I've seen any volitional followed by と for an effect like ~ても, but usually only ...
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Is this も of concession? いきなり言われても分からない!

I understand that the meaning is loosely something along the lines of "Asking me so suddenly... I don't know!". But I want to understand the function of も here. I thought for a time that it is ...
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Meaning of も in the following sentence

I came across the following sentence: どうしても納豆だけは食べられない。 The sentence as a whole makes sense, but what meaning or function does も have here?
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If も means “also” in a positive sentence, does でも mean “neither” in a negative sentence?

I have the following sentence in my grammar book: 私の妹は、ピアニストでも歌手でもありません。 My younger sister is neither a pianist nor a singer. When the book has affirmative sentences, it uses も after each of the ...
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Sentence ending with でもあった

I found this sentence on a visual novel, and it's the first time I see でも+あった at the end of a phrase, what does it mean? This is the sentence: だがその偶然はあらかじめ決められていた世界の意志でもあった。 Thank you in advance ...
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犬と猫が好き or 犬も猫も好き, which one is correct?

If both are correct, are there any differences between them?
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When particle mo is used to mean also, particle wa is omitted. Does mo also replace ga?

The question is clear but I would like to add an example. (My sentence may have other errors as well) I am glad that you think the same. あなたがそう思いますうれしいです I am glad that you think the same, ...
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も Particle before です

I came across a post on this site saying that : 私もです For example was not correct grammatically, and that instead, we had to use 私でもある。 I'm very confused now even though I know 私もです is used a ...
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誰も used in a positive sentence

I am reviewing the interrogative words like 何、誰、どこ etc. and I saw 誰も being used in a positive sentence, I wonder what the difference would be if みんな were used instead. For example: 誰もが知っている ...
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Co-occurrences of 「も」 and 「でも」 such as in 「何度も何度でもスキになる」

Sentences below are all from Japanese songs: 「何度も何度でもスキになる」 「いつもいつでもみんなが側にいる」 「いつも何度でも夢を描こう」 Questions: What effects does this 「XもXでも」 or 「XもYでも」 pattern bring about? Is there any difference ...
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What's the grammatical breakdown of “知りもしないわ”?

Can you do this with any verb? e.g."食べもしないわ" Also what's the meaning of "わ" at the of verbs like "壊すわ"?
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Meaning of “とも思う”

I'm not sure about "とも" in this sentence. そんなことを聞いては失礼かとも思ったが、どうしても聞かずにはいられなかった。 Can anyone explain the usage of とも
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Difference between と・や and も for lists?

I know that you use と for complete lists, and や for incomplete ones, but when would you use xもyも instead of xとy or xやy? Doesn't も usually replace は or が? Why is も used for lists at all?
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Using も in place of を

I'm currently trying to get back into studying Japanese. I want to take the JLPT N3 this summer. To get myself in the mode for this I am first looking at the N4 tests on the JLPT website. The ...
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What is the も in 今年も used for ? What does 雨が少なく mean here, and why isn't it followed by a て?

I have the following translation for class. 今年も、 トゥーソンは、 雨が少なく、 水が不足して、 困るかもしれません。 So far, I have the following. This year also Tucson rain is little water has become ...
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What is this 「も」?

In Final Fantasy IV, a character says this line: 陛下にもお考えがあってのことだ。 "His Majesty must have his reasons [for sending you to steal the crystal]." Contextually, it does not make sense for it to be "...
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What does これも at the start of a sentence mean?

I have found a dictionary definition of これもまた, (meaning roughly "this is also") so I'm assuming that this is a shortened version of it. What troubles me is I can't find it without the また, so I wonder ...
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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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The use of も; spotting if it is comparison/contrast, or for emphasis

Could somebody tell me the meaning/use of both もs in bold in the following sentence? It is the background explanation for the essay titled 「さよなら、ゴジラ先生」 in the magazine, 中上級のにほんご. Also, I am not sure ...
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Particle interpretation of 後でも

I've been puzzling over this sentence from the (excellent) Kanji in Context. 昔は、スポーツをして汗をかいた後でも水分をとってはいけないと言われていた。 I get that it means "In the past, I was told not to drink water (even) after doing ...
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What does 何+(counter)+も+volitional mean? e.g. 何機も買おう

I found this sentence as an answer to the question: "What are some of the symbols of Japan's wealth?" 次期主力戦闘機を何機も買おうとしていること I'm not sure whether it means they're buying a lot of next-generation ...