How to use Japanese particle も

How to use Japanese particle も

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How to use Japanese particle も

1. Express the meaning “also”

私は学生です。山田さんも学生です
watashiha gakusei desu. Yamadasan mo gakusei desu
I am a student. Yamada is also a student

歌は芸術です。絵も芸術です。
utaha geijutsu desu. e mo geijutsu desu.
Songs are art. Drawings are also art.

2. List the same things, express the meaning of “both …”:

このパーティーには、先輩も後輩もいる
kono pa-thi- niha, senpaimo kouhaimo iru
There are both seniors and juniors at this party.

リンゴもバナナも好きです
ringo mo banana mo sukidesu.
I like both apples and bananas.

3. Used to supplement, express the meaning “also” 

この店は洋服はもちろんが、和服も売っていますよ
konomiseha youfukuha mochironga, wafukumo utteimasuyo
This shop sells not only Europe clothes but also Japanese clothes

日本語もロクに話せない.
nihongo mo roku ni hanasenai.
I can’t speak Japanese well either   [in addition to another language I can’t speak well].

4. Used to emphasize the level

この言葉のリストだけを覚えるのに1週間もかかるの
kono kotobano risutodakewo oboerunoni isshuukan mo kakaruno
It takes even a week to remember only this list of words, isn’t it?

彼なら僕は何度も話し合ったよ
karenara bokuha nandomo attayo
I talked with him many times.

5. Used to emphasize in negative sentences:

彼に3回電話をかけたが、一回も出てくれなかった。
kareni sankai denwawo kaketaga, ichidomo detekurenakatta
I called him three times, but he didn’t return only one time.

今日なにも食べたくないです。
Kyou nani mo tabetakunaidesu.
I do not want to eat anything today.

6. Use according to habits

もう誰も彼も行っちゃったか。
mou daremo karemo icchattaka
Has anyone gone? He also gone?

Above is how to use particle も. See also usages of other similar particles in category : Japanese particles.

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