Use the auxiliary verb も in Japanese

Use the auxiliary verb も in JapaneseUse the auxiliary verb も in Japanese

Use the auxiliary verb も in Japanese. Hi everyone! In this series of articles, LearnJapanesedaily will introduce to you the auxiliary verbs in Japanese and their usages.

Use the auxiliary verb も in Japanese :

1. Means also

watashiha gakusei desu. Yamadasan mo gakusei desu.
I’m a student. Yamada is also a student.

2. Used to list out similar things, means “both”

kono pa-thi- niha, senpaimo kouhaimo iru.
In this party, there are both seniors and juniors.

3. Used to add things up, means “too”

konomiseha youfukuha mochironga, wafukumo utteimasuyo.
Of course this store has modern clothing, but there is traditional Japanese clothing too.

4. Used to emphasize

kono kotobano risutodakewo oboerunoni isshuukan mo kakaruno.
It takes you a week to memorize this vocabulary list?

karenara bokuha nandomo attayo.
I have seen him several times.

5. Used to emphasize in negative sentences

kareni sankai denwawo kaketaga, ichidomo detekurenakatta.
I have called him 3 times, but he didn’t even pick up once.

6. Used as a habit

mou daremo karemo icchattaka.
Did everyone, he, too, leave?

Above are 6 ways to use the auxiliary verb も in Japanese. Checkout other articles in this series: Auxiliary verbs in Japanese

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