でも

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See also: デモ and ても

Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(de, at; in) +‎ (mo, even; too)

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

でも (de mo

  1. even
    ()(ちゅう)からでも(ばん)()(ちょう)(じょう)()える
    Uchū kara de mo Banri no Chōjō ga mieru.
    Even from space you can see the Great Wall of China.
  2. also in
    ()(ほん)でも(えい)()(べん)(きょう)する。
    Nihon de mo eigo o benkyō suru.
    In Japan also, we study English.
  3. or
    (ちゃ)でもコーヒーでもどうですか?
    O-cha de mo, kōhī de mo, dō desu ka?
    How about some tea or coffee?
  4. or something
    (さけ)でも()うよ。
    Sake de mo nomō yo.
    Let's have a drink or something.
    ()づかないとでも(おも)た?
    Kizukanai to de mo omotta?
    Did you think I wouldn't notice or something?
    ()づかないとでも
    Kizukanai to de mo?
    [Did you think] I wouldn't notice or something?

Conjunction[edit]

でも (de mo

  1. (informal) but, however
    でも(わたし)そう(おも)ない。
    De mo, watashi wa sō omowanai.
    But I don't think so.

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