Decoded Slug: ~ても/でも (〜te mo/demo)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~ても/でも (〜te mo/demo)

~ても/でも (〜te mo/demo)

Short explanation:

Expresses 'even if' or 'even though'; used to convey contradiction or contrast.


Verb-て-form + も, い-Adjective (-い) + くても, な-Adjective + でも, Noun + でも


Ame ga futte mo, gakkou ni ikimasu.
Even if it rains, I will go to school.
Kono heya ga kitanakute mo, souji shinai tsumori desu.
Even if this room is dirty, I don't intend to clean it.
Sono eiga ga omoshirokunakute mo, mimasu.
Even if that movie is not interesting, I will watch it.
Kanojo ga byouki demo, hatarakimasu.
Even if she is sick, she will work.

Long explanation:

The ~ても/でも grammar point is used to express 'even if' or 'even though' in a sentence, showing the idea of contradiction or contrast. The formation of ても differs depending on whether it is used with a verb, い-adjective, or な-adjective. For nouns, でも is used.

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