JLPT N2 Grammar (motto mo)

Meaning

but then; although; though~

How to use

もっともphrase
motto mo もっとも jlpt n2 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: 尤も 【】(motto mo). Meaning: but then; although; though~.

Do not confuse this with the adverb 最も (motto mo), which means extremely. This grammar takes on a completely different meaning.


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Example #1

ぜんいんがさんかしなければなりません。もっともびょうきのばあいはべつです。
zenin ga sanka shinakereba narimasen. Motto mo byouki no baai wa betsu desu.
Everyone must participate, unless you are sick.
Example #2

こんかいのしっぱいはたなかさんのせきにんだ。もっとも、わたしたちもせきにんをいちぶもちます。
konkai no shippai wa tanaka san no sekinin da. motto mo, watashi tachi mo sekinin o ichibu mochimasu.
This failure is Mr. Tanaka's responsibility. Though really we all share some of the responsibility.
Example #3

けんさのぜんやからいんしょくきんしです。もっともみずはのんでもかまいません。
kensa no zenya kara inshoku kinshi desu. motto mo mizu wa nondemo kamai masen.
No food is allowed from the night before the physical exam, but you can drink water though.
Example #4

ことしこそヨーロッパへ行きたいとおもっています。もっともやすみがとれたらのはなしですが。
kotoshi koso yooroppa e ikitai to omotte imasu. motto mo yasumi ga toretara no hanashi desu ga.
I want to finally go to Europe this year, although that depends on if I can take some days off or not.
Example #5

きょうのしあいはわたしたちのチームがかった。もっとも、つぎのしあいはもっとむずかしいのでむしにしないほうがいい。
kyou no shiai wa watashi tachi no chiimu ga katta. motto mo tsugi no shiai wa motto muzukashii node mushi ni shinai hou ga ii.
Our team won today's match. Though our next match will be more difficult, so we can't ignore that.
Example #6

ウィキペディアにぜんぶかいてあるよ。もっともこのサイトはかんぜんにはしんようできないけど。
uikipedia ni zenbu kaite aru yo. motto mo kono saito wa kanzen niwa shinyou dekinai kedo.
It’s all on Wikipedia. Though, of course you can't trust everything on this site.
Example #7

かんけいないひとはしょるいをもらわないでください。もっとも、きょかをもっているひとがもらえます。
kankeinai hito wa shorui o morawanai de kudasai. motto mo, kyoka o motte iru hito ga morae masu.
Please do not take the documents that do not relate to you. Although if you have permission, it is OK to take them.

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