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Lesson 61: The particle も

The particle means too or also. It always comes directly after the sentence topic or subject, replacing the or particle. Be careful not to confuse with もう, the word for already, which you learned earlier.

English Japanese
That person is Japanese too. あのひとほんじんです。
ano hito mo nihonzin desu.
Did you also eat cherries today? きょさくらんぼもべましたか?
kyou sakuranbo mo tabemasita ka?
China and Japan also do not have a king. ちゅうごくおよびほんおうがいません。
tyuugoku oyobi nihon mo ou ga imasen.
I did not die either. わたしにませんでした。
watasi mo sinimasen desita.
I also met her. わたしかのじょいました。
watasi mo kanozyo ni aimasita.

The word および is one of several words in Japanese that roughly translate to and or as well as. It is only used to link nouns together in the pattern AおよびB.

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