JLPT N1 Grammar (o motte / o mochimashite)

Meaning

by means of; with; on / at / as of (time)​

How to use

Nounをもって
をもちまして

Learn Japanese grammar: (o motte / o mochimashite). Meaning: by means of; with; on / at / as of (time)​.

There are 2 main meanings:

  1. by means of; with ~
  2. at the time; on (a date); at (a time); as of (e.g. today)​

Meaning 1 – by means of; with (手段/方法)

This meaning is used when the noun is a sort of means, way, method, etc..

doryoku o motte

With hard work ~

This meaning can only use 「をもって」、「をもってしても」(even with/by)

See example sentences 1 ~ 4.

Meaning 2 – at the time (期限)

This meaning is used when the noun is some sort of time period. It represents the end time / deadline.

honjitsu o motte

As of today ~

It is mostly used to represent the end of something, but may also be used to indicate the start of something.

This meaning can use both 「をもって」&「をもちまして」(more formal).

See example sentences 5 ~ 9.

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Example #1

かのじょのじつりょくをもってすれば、せいこうするだろう。
kanojo no jitsuryoku o motte sureba, seikou suru darou.
With her abilities, she will likely succeed.
Example #2

さいしんぎじゅつをもってすればそのかいはつもむずかしくないだろう。
saishin gijutsu o motte sureba sono kaihatsu mo muzukashikunai darou.
With the latest technology, its development will not be difficult.
Example #3

あのせんせいはわたしがなにをたずねても、いつもせいいをもってこたえてくれる。
ano sensei wa watashi ga nani o tazunetemo, itsumo seii o motte kotaete kureru.
That teacher always answers in good faith no matter what I ask.
Example #4

今のいりょうぎじゅつをもってしてもなおせないびょうきもおおい。
ima no iryou gijutsu o motte shite mo naosenai byouki mo ooi.
There are many diseases that cannot be cured even with the current medical technology.
Example #5

ほんじつをもって、セールはしゅうりょうとなります。
honjitsu o motte, seeru wa shuuryou to narimasu.
The sale ends today.
Example #6

18じをもってタイムセールはしゅうりょうします。
18 ji o motte taimuseeru wa shuuryou shimasu.
The time-sale will end at 6pm.
Example #7

3がつ31にちをもちまして、たいしょくいたしました。
san gatsu sanjuuichi nichi o mochimashite, taishoku itashimashita.
I resigned from my job on March 31st.
Example #8

きょうをもちましてへいてんさせていただきます。
kyou o mochimashite heiten sasete itadakimasu.
We will close the store from today.
Example #9

こんシーズンをもちまして、いんたいすることにきめました。
kon shiizun o mochimashite, intai suru koto ni kimemashita.
As of this season, I decided to retire.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
手段しゅだんmethod
期限きげんtime period
努力どりょくhard work
本日ほんじつtoday
実力じつりょくability
成功せいこうsucceed
尋ねるたずねるto ask; inquire
誠意せいいsincerity
最新技術さいしんぎじゅつlatest technology
開発かいはつdevelopment
退職たいしょくretirement

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