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Decoded Slug: Verb ようもない (~you mo nai)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Verb ようもない (~you mo nai)

Verb ようもない (~you mo nai)

Short explanation:

Expresses that something is impossible to do.


Verb-potential form-(removeい)+う + もない


Kono mondai o toku you mo nai.
It's impossible to solve this problem.
Kore ijou gaman suru you mo nai.
It's impossible to bear any more.
Kare niwa tsuujiru you mo nai.
It's impossible to get through to him.
Sono kusuri o nomu you mo nai.
It's impossible to swallow that medicine.

Long explanation:

The grammar point verb ようもない is used to imply the impossibility of doing something. It is put after the potential form of the verb, eliminating the い at the end of the verb and replacing it with う. Then you attach もない to express that it is impossible to perform the action.

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