Decoded Slug: ~ものか (〜mono ka)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~ものか (〜mono ka)

~ものか (〜mono ka)

Short explanation:

Definitely not; no way; no chance.


Verb(volitional) + ものか, い-Adjective + ものか


Sonna koto, boku ga yaritai mono ka.
No way I want to do such a thing.
Konna shigoto, dare ga hikiukeyou mono ka.
No one would definitely not take on this job.
Dare ga kare ni tasuke wo motoyou mono ka.
There's no way anyone would ask for his help.
Kono samui hi ni soto de asobu nante, muri mono ka.
There's no way we can play outside on this cold day.

Long explanation:

The ~ものか grammar point is used to express a strong sense of denial or a firm determination not to do something. It can be translated as 'definitely not', 'no way', or 'no chance' in English. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb or an い-adjective.

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