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Decoded Slug: ~たとえ~ても (〜tatoe〜temo)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~たとえ~ても (〜tatoe〜temo)

~たとえ~ても (〜tatoe〜temo)

Short explanation:

Express a condition with 'even if'; 'no matter how'.


たとえ + Verb-casual + ても, たとえ + い-Adjective + くても, たとえ + な-Adjective + であっても, たとえ + Noun + であっても


Tatoe ame ga futte mo, dekakemashou.
Even if it rains, let's go out.
Tatoe kare ga okotte mo, hontou no koto wo iimashou.
Even if he gets angry, let's tell the truth.
Tatoe samukute mo, sanpo ni ikitai.
Even if it's cold, I want to go for a walk.
Tatoe kare ga yuumei de atte mo, kare ni wa kyoumi ga arimasen.
Even if he's famous, I'm not interested in him.

Long explanation:

The ~たとえ~ても grammar point is used to express a condition or hypothetical situation, where the outcome remains the same even if the condition is met. It can be translated as 'even if' or 'no matter how' in English. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb, い-adjective, な-adjective, or noun.

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