Learn JLPT N5 Grammar (mou)

Meaning

already; anymore; again; other

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Learn Japanese grammar: (mou). Meaning: already; anymore; again; other.

(mou) can take on various different meanings:

  1. already
  2. anymore
  3. other; again; more
  4. express irritation

もう Meaning 1) already

Usually used with time or age.

もう9時だ。

mou ku ji da.

It’s already 9 o’clock.


もう Meaning 2) (not) anymore

Used with a negative sentence.

もう行かない。

mou ikanai.

I’m not going to go anymore.


もう Meaning 3) other; again; more

This can be used for both positive and negative situations.

もう二度と行かない。

mou nidoto ikanai.

I’m never going to go again.


もう Meaning 4) express irritation

This form is usually at the beginning of a sentence to express the speaker’s irritation as they criticize something/someone. (mostly used by women)

もうたくさんだ。

mou takusan da.

I can’t take this anymore.

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Example #1

もうひるごはんのじかんだ。はやくたべましょう!
mou hiru gohan no jikan da. hayaku tabe mashou!
It's lunch time already, let's hurry up and eat.
Example #2

しゅくだいはもうおわった?
shukudai wa mou owatta?
Did you already finish your homework?
Example #3

ビールもういっぱいください!
biiru mou ippai kudasai!
One more beer please!
Example #4

のみものはぜんぶのみました。もうありません。
nomimono wa zenbu nomimashita. mou arimasen.
We drank all of the drinks. There aren't any left.
Example #5

もうすこしまってください。
mou sukoshi matte kudasai.
Please wait a little while longer.
Example #6

コーヒーはもうのまないことにしました。
koohii wa mou nomanai koto ni shimashita.
I've decided to not drink coffee anymore.
Example #7

もうこのあつかには、たえられない。
mou kono atsusa ni wa, taerarenai.
I can't handle this heat anymore.
Example #8

もうがまんできない。
mou gaman dekinai.
I can't take it anymore.
Example #9

もう10じですが、かれはまだねています。
mou juuji desu ga, kare wa mada neteimasu.
It's already 10 o'clock, but he's still sleeping.
Example #10

かのじょとけっこんしてから、もう5ねんになります。
kanojo to kekkon shite kara, mou 5 nen ni narimasu.
It will already be 5 years since I married her.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
行かないいかないwill not go
2度とにどとnever again
沢山たくさんa lot
我慢がまんpatience; self-control
飲み物のみものdrinks
全部ぜんぶeverything
飲むのむto drink
昼ご飯ひるごはんlunch time
早くはやくearly; quickly
食べるたべるto eat
少しすこしa little
待つまつto wait
一杯いっぱいone cup
彼女かのじょher; she
結婚けっこんmarriage
暑さあつさhotness
耐えられないたえられないnot able to handle

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