Decoded Slug: ~も同然だ (〜mo douzen da)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~も同然だ (〜mo douzen da)

~も同然だ (〜mo douzen da)

Short explanation:

Indicates 'as good as', 'virtually', or 'practically'.


Verb-て form + も同然だ, い-Adjective + くても同然だ, な-Adjective + であっても同然だ, Noun + であっても同然だ


Kono undou wa kantan de oboeru koto mo douzen da.
This exercise is as good as easy to remember.
Kare wa mainichi chikoku shite kuru kara, yasunde mo douzen da.
He's late every day, so it's virtually the same as being absent.
Kono heya wa semakute mo douzen da.
This room is practically small.
Kanojo wa riidaa de atte mo douzen da.
She is as good as a leader.

Long explanation:

The ~も同然だ grammar point is used to express that something is as good as, virtually, or practically the same as something else, even though it is not exactly the same. It implies that there is hardly any difference between the two. This grammar point can be used with verbs, い-adjectives, な-adjectives, and nouns.

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