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Postby deathelysium » Tue 08.30.2005 4:56 am

i am trying really hard to make sense of this particle... it means "and" or "also" right? but sometime it makes no sense in the sentence...

any one can help me to understand も?

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RE: particle も

Postby Kates » Tue 08.30.2005 9:45 am

Perhaps. But I'm not even sure what it is that confuses you.

私は学生です。 田中さんも学生です。
Watashi ha gakusei desu. Tanaka-san mo gakusei desu.
I am a student. Tanaka-san is also a student. (T-san is a student, too.)

私は英語が話します。 日本語も話します。
Watashi ha eigo ga hanashimasu. Nihongo mo hanashimasu.
I speak English. I also speak Japanese (I speak Japanese, too.)

私は田中さんにプレゼントをあげます。 三好さんにもプレゼントをあげます。
Watashi ha Tanaka-san ni puresento wo agemasu. Miyoshi-san ni mo puresento wo agemasu.
I will give a present to T-san. I will also give a present to M-san.

In all these cases, mo means "too/also".

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"Mo" can also be used as emphasis, in a way.

私は何も食べませんでした。
Watashi ha nani mo tabemasendeshita.
I didn't eat anything (at all).

This is a bit more advanced than the standard 'also/too' meaning, so I'd advise you to hold off working on this one until you REALLY understand "mo"... because it really does make sense, when you learn how to think about it.
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RE: particle も

Postby deathelysium » Wed 08.31.2005 5:29 am

mmm those examples i can understand perfectly ^.^

but i am puzzled at some of this sentences:

行くかしれない

and

誰より深く 心まで溺れて (hehehehe... stole it off somewhere...)

the "も" here is used in what way?

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RE: particle も

Postby Harisenbon » Wed 08.31.2005 5:38 am

かもしれない means maybe. も is used here only as part of another phrase.

誰よりも is also the same. the も is part of a phrase that means "more than". Thus, 誰よりも is "more than anyone"
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RE: particle も

Postby deathelysium » Wed 08.31.2005 5:58 am

oh... ok... then, is there anyway to check dictionary for the meaning? Or do i have to gain it from experience...

PS. よりも means "more than"? how come...
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RE: particle も

Postby Harisenbon » Wed 08.31.2005 8:26 am

かもしれない means "maybe." It should be in a dictionary.

why does よりも mean "more than?" より is generally "more than" or just "than." when も is added onto it, it gives it an "also" or "even" meaning to it.

誰よりも愛してる - I love you more than anyone
どこよりも日本が暑い - Japan is hotter than anywhere
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RE: particle も

Postby deathelysium » Wed 08.31.2005 9:15 pm

ok! thanks for explaining :)
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