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Decoded Slug: もっと〜 (motto〜)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
もっと〜 (motto〜)

もっと〜 (motto〜)

Short explanation:

Expresses 'more' or 'even more' when describing a quantity, frequency, or degree.


もっと + Verb / い-Adjective / な-Adjective


Motto benkyou shinakereba narimasen.
I have to study more.
Kono kaban wo motto ookii saizu ni kaetai desu.
I want to change this bag to a larger size.
Motto shizuka na basho de hatarakitai desu.
I want to work in a quieter place.
Kanojo wa motto jouzu ni naritai to omotteimasu.
She wants to become even better.

Long explanation:

The もっと〜 grammar point is used to emphasize the desire for something to be 'more' or 'even more' in terms of quantity, frequency, or degree. It is often translated as 'more' or 'even more' in English. もっと can be used with verbs, い-adjectives, and な-adjectives to show a higher degree or extent of something.

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