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Decoded Slug: ~も~ば~も~ (〜mo〜ba〜mo〜)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~も~ば~も~ (〜mo〜ba〜mo〜)

~も~ば~も~ (〜mo〜ba〜mo〜)

Short explanation:

Expressing that if one thing increases, the other also increases; 'the more, the more'.


Noun/Verb-て/Adjective + も + Noun/Verb-て/Adjective + ば + も


Benkyou sureba suru mo, seiseki ga agaru deshou.
The more you study, the better your grades will be.
Hashireba hashiru mo, tsukare ga shoujiru.
The more one runs, the more tired they become.
Kono kagu wa takakereba takai mo, hinshitsu ga yoku naru.
The more expensive this furniture is, the better its quality.
Gaikokugo wo hanaseba hanasu mo, jishin ga tsuku.
The more one speaks a foreign language, the more confident they become.

Long explanation:

The ~も~ば~も~ grammar point is used to express a relationship between two things where if one thing increases, the other also increases. It can often be translated as 'the more, the more' in English. The first part (the increasing variable) is paired with も, and the second part (the resulting effect) is paired with ば.

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