JLPT N2 Grammar (tomo)


even if; no matter (who, what, when, where, why, how); though ~

How to use

Verb なとも
い-adjective +
tomo とも jlpt n2 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (tomo). Meaning: certainly; even if; no matter; although; without even; at the least ~.

This particle can express numerous different meanings:

  1. certainly; of course; to be sure; surely.
    • see example 1.
  2. even if; no matter (who, what, when, where, why, how); though; although.
    • see examples 2~4.
  3. without even; without so much as​.
    • see examples 5~6.
  4. at the (least, earliest, etc.)​.

It can also be used as a suffix to express both or all.

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Example #1

e, sou desu tomo.
Yes, that is most certainly so.
Example #2

tsuraku tomo, ganbaru!
Even if things get rough, I'll do my best!
Example #3

iwana ku temo wakaru hazu.
Even if it wasn't said, you should understand.
Example #4

osoku to mo isshuukan inai ni owarasemasu.
Even if I'm running late, I'll make sure to finish within the week.
Example #5

kare ga inaku tomo kekkou ma ni au.
We can do very well without him.
Example #6

takeda wa kimi no tasuke ga naku tomo jibun no mendou gurai mireru yo.
Takeda can look after himself without your assistance.
Example #7

sukunaku tomo boku wa sou omoimasu.
At the very least, that's what I think..

Vocabulary List

頑張るがんばるto do one's best
少なくともすくなくともat the very least

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