JLPT N1 Grammar (tote)


even; even if/though ~

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Learn Japanese grammar: (tote). Particle meaning: even; even if/though ~.

For nouns, it means that they are no exception and are the same as others.

When preceded by 「いくら」、「どんなに」, etc., the meaning changes to “no matter ~”.

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Example #1

shinbun kiji tote, kesshite itsumo seikaku to wa iemasen.
Even newspaper articles are not always accurate.
Example #2

hahaoya tote, kare no hontou no kimochi wa rikai dekinai darou.
Even his mother likely can’t understand his true feelings.
Example #3

kyou wa juudai na kaigi ga aru node byouki tote yasumenai.
I have a serious meeting today, so I can't take the day off even if I'm sick.
Example #4

ikura yasashii kare tote, hidoi koto o iwareru to okoru no wa touzen da.
No matter how gentle he is, it's natural to get angry when told something terrible.
Example #5

warui koto o shitara ayamaranakereba naranai koto wa kodomo tote shitte imasu.
Even children know that if they do something wrong, they must apologize.
Example #6

donnani koukai tote, ushinawareta mono wa futatabi moto ni modoru koto wa nai no de aru.
No matter how regretful it is, what is lost cannot be restored.
Example #7

ihan sureba, miseinensha tote yurusu wake ni wa ikanai.
Even a minor won’t be pardoned if they commit a crime.

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