Decoded Slug: どこにも + Verb + ません (doko ni mo + Verb + masen)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
どこにも + Verb + ません (doko ni mo + Verb + masen)

どこにも + Verb + ません (doko ni mo + Verb + masen)

Short explanation:

Express 'not anywhere' or 'nowhere' with a negative verb.


どこにも + Verb-negative


Doko ni mo ano neko ga imasen.
The cat is not anywhere.
Doko ni mo okane wo oiteimasen.
I didn't put the money anywhere.
Kono machi ni wa doko ni mo oishii raamenya ga arimasen.
There are no delicious ramen shops anywhere in this town.
Doko ni mo kanojo no namae ga kaiteimasen.
Her name is not written anywhere.

Long explanation:

The どこにも~ません grammar point is used to express that something doesn't exist, appear, or happen anywhere. It means 'not anywhere' or 'nowhere' when used with a negative verb. The formation is quite simple as you just need to add どこにも before the negative verb.

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