Decoded Slug: Verbる にも (Verb-ru ni mo)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Verbる にも (Verb-ru ni mo)

Verbる にも (Verb-ru ni mo)

Short explanation:

The action described by the verb is deemed impossible.


Verb-る + にも


Ashita ame ga futta to shite mo, kasa wo motsu koto ni mo dekinai.
Even if it rains tomorrow, I won't be able to bring an umbrella.
Shiken ni ochita ga, mou ichido ukeru ni mo okane ga tarinai.
I failed the exam, but I can't afford to take it again even if I wanted to.
Kare ni aitai to omotte mo, kare ni au ni mo muri da.
Even if I want to meet him, it is impossible to meet him.
Kono kuukou kara kanojo no ie ni iku ni mo takushi ga hitsuyou da.
I would need a taxi to go from this airport to her house, even if I wanted to.

Long explanation:

The Japanese grammar point Verbる にも is usually used when expressing that an action is impossible, either literally or because of some circumstance. It is often used with expressions of desire or regret, and is translated as 'even if one were to...' or 'even if I wanted to...' in English.

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