もない? What does this mean here?

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もない? What does this mean here?

Post by QuakerBits » Sun 04.01.2012 12:07 pm

So I'm looking for sentence examples with new vocab, the word being 考える.. that has nothing to do with this.. but it seems to be follow something here that I don't understand.. もない

それは大変おそろしいので、それを考えたく「もない」。
They translated it as "It is so dreadful that I don't want to think of it."

I understand the other parts of the sentence, just have no idea what もない is doing.. maybe there's not enough context or something? I know も means also and ない is more than likely ある, so maybe they "also don't want to think of it?" :whistle:

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Re: もない? What does this mean here?

Post by yangmuye » Sun 04.01.2012 12:26 pm

Both clauses have negative senses. So you use も to soften the second negation slightly.
は signals special information, and も ordinary. Both are frequently used with negation.

The も can also mean even. I (don't want to do ..., and I )don't even want to think about it.

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Re: もない? What does this mean here?

Post by QuakerBits » Sun 04.01.2012 4:04 pm

oh oh, I was way off(: thanks for the explanation !!

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Re: もない? What does this mean here?

Post by furrykef » Mon 04.02.2012 9:53 am

While "and I don't even want to think about it" is perhaps the more natural translation, I believe it could also be interpreted as "and I don't want to think about it either", with the も being "either".
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