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more, ~er もっと

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One easy way to say "MORE" or "-er" is to add a もっと motto before the thing you want to emphasis. This is one of the rare times that the word order is the same with English - or at least with the more part! Relish the moment (while you can

{ motto ~ = more ~ }

bullet もっと ピーマン を 食べなさい。 motto pi-man o tabenasai. Eat more green peppers. 
[~nasai is like the te form in that it gives commands, but it is stronger. ]



{ motto ~ =  ~er }

bullet もっと 早く 言って 下さい。 motto hayaku itte kudasai. (Next time) please say (it) a little earlier
[Useful when someone tells you NOT to cut the yellow wire of the bomb after you have done that...]

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