Japanese てもいい grammar temoii

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Let’s learn Japanese てもいい grammar temoii :

Formation :


Meaning and how to use :

Describe the permission or consent to do something. This structure is used to allow someone or to ask for permission to do something in a conversation.


Kokode kuruma wo tometemoii desuka.
Can I park my car here?

A: “Akai pen de namae wo kaitemo ii desuka”.
B: “Sore ha dame desu”.
A: “Can I write my name with a red pen?”
B: “No, you can’t.”

Danbou wo iretemo ii desuka.
Can I turn on the heater?

Denki wo keshitemo ii desuka.
Can I turn off the lights?

A: “Konokami wo tsukattemo ii desuka”.
B: “Iidesuyo”.
A: “Can I use this paper?”
B: “Yes, you can”.

Note: It can be used in the form of「Vてもよい」、「Vてもかまわない」、「Vてもいい」. We don’t use this structure to ask someone to meet. In addition, the structure「…なくてもいい」 describes the meaning “no need to/ don’t have to…”

Above is Japanese てもいい grammar temoii. If you don’t understand the signs we used in formation, you can find their meaning here : signs used in Japanese grammar structures.

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