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Particles: も

Particles may not be the most exciting aspect of Japanese grammar, but they are absolutely essential. After you’ve mastered は and が, it is probably time for you to learn how to use も.

も might just be the easiest of all of the particles to get down. も is used in combination with a subject to indicate also or as well.

クリスはアメリカ人です。
Chris is an American.
アダムもアメリカ人です。
Adam is also an American.

今日ピザを食べ食べたい!
I want to eat pizza today!
私も!
Me too!Pizza wo tabetai

You simply tack on も as you would with the also, but remember you must be consistent with your answer. For example in English you cannot say:

Chris is American.
Sam is also not American.

Japanese is the same. If you want to change from a negative to a positive or vice versa you use the particle でも.

クリスはアメリカ人です。
Chris is American.
でもサムはアメリカ人じゃない。
But Sam is not American.American

 

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