JLPT N1 Grammar (mo douzen da)

Meaning

just like; same as~

How to use

Verb (た / ない) +も同然 + だ/の
Noun+ (も)

Learn Japanese grammar: 【もどうぜんだ】(mo douzen da). Meaning: just like; same as~.

This expresses that 2 things are different, but mostly the same.

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Example #1

ともだちですが、こどものころからずっとそばにいるのできょうだいもどうぜんです。
tomodachi desu ga, kodomo no koro kara zutto soba ni iru node kyoudai mo douzen desu.
He is my friend, but we have always been together since our childhood so he is just like my brother.
Example #2

このくるまはちゅうこしゃといってもしんぴんもどうぜんだ。
kono kuruma wa chuukosha to itte mo shinpin mo douzen da.
Although this is a used car, it is almost as good as a new one.
Example #3

もくひょうがないならしんだもどうぜんだ。
mokuhyou ga nai nara shinda mo douzen da.
Having no goals is just like being dead.
Example #4

しゃかいじんになったけど、まいにちしけんのべんきょうをしているので、がくせいどうぜんのせいかつだ。
shakaijin ni natta kedo, mainichi shiken benkyou o shite iru no de, gakusei douzen no seikatsu da.
I became a working adult, but every day I am studying for exams so my life is just like a student's.
Example #5

かのじょはりょうりがじょうずで、プロどうぜんといってもかごんではない。
kanojo wa ryouri ga jouzu de, puro douzen to itte mo kagon de wa nai.
She's good at cooking, and it's no exaggeration to say she's at a professional level.
Example #6

かのじょと2ねんかんいっしょにすんでいたから、これはけっこんせいかつもどうぜんだ。
kanojo to 2 nenkan isshoni sundeita kara, kore wa kekkon seikatsu mo douzen da.
I lived together for 2 years, so it's just like married life.
Example #7

1てんのさだけがあったが、これでもまけるもどうぜんだ。
ichi ten no sa dake ga atta ga, kore demo makeru mo douzen da.
There may have just been a difference of 1 point, but even so this is the same thing as losing.
Example #8

かれのきゅうりょうはやちんとせいかつひでつかったので、ざいさんはないもどうぜんだ。
kare no kyuuryou wa yachin to seikatsuhi de tsukatta no de, zaisan wa nai mo douzen da.
Since his salary is spent on rent and living expenses, it's the same as having no assets.

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