Learn JLPT N2 Grammar (tomo)

How to use

Verb (ない form) とも
い-adjective
misc

Learn Japanese grammar: (tomo). Meaning: even if; no matter.

Most commonly used with verbs and いadjectives, but able to be used with various combinations.

Can be used to express either “even if..” and “no matter..”

But can also be used to express phrases like “at the very least” (see example 4).

JLPT grammar とも (tomo)  - Learn Japanese

- Example Sentences

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Example #1

言う必要はない
iwana ku temo wakaru hazu.
Even if it wasn't said, you should understand.
Example #2

辛いになっても
tsuraku tomo, ganbaru!
Even if it gets rough, I'll do my best!
Example #3

遅くなっても
osoku to mo isshuukan inai ni owarasemasu.
Even if I'm running late, I'll make sure to finish within the week.
Example #4

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

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
辛いつらいtough
頑張るがんばるto do one's best
以内いないwithin
少なくともすくなくともat the very least

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