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Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai MO.png
U+3082, も
HIRAGANA LETTER MO

[U+3081]
Hiragana
[U+3083]

Japanese[edit]

Stroke order
3 strokes

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Derived in the Heian period from writing the man'yōgana kanji in the cursive sōsho style.

Syllable[edit]

(romaji mo)

  1. The hiragana syllable (mo). Its equivalent in katakana is (mo). It is the thirty-fifth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (ma-gyō o-dan, row ma, section o).
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Etymology 2[edit]

Particle[edit]

(rōmaji mo)

  1. too, also, so
    田中 (たなか)さんはビールを ()んでいる。スミスさん ()んでいる。
    Tanaka-san wa bīru o nondeiru. Sumisu-san mo nondeiru.
    Mister Tanaka is drinking beer. Mister Smith is drinking it, too.
    本日 (ほんじつ)来店 (らいてん)くださいまして、ありがとうございます。
    Honjitsu mo go-raiten kudasaimashite, arigatō gozaimasu.
    Thank you for visiting our store today as well as other days.
     (わたし) ()れた。
    Watashi ni mo kureta.
    She gave some to me, too.
    バナナレモン果物 (くだもの)だ。
    Banana mo remon mo kudamono da.
    The banana and the lemon are also fruits.
     (さそり)蜘蛛 (くも)クモ形類 (がたるい)だ。
    Sasori mo kumo mo kumogatarui da.
    The scorpion and the spider are also arachnids.
  2. not even
     (はこ) (なか)には (なに)なかった。
    Hako no naka ni wa nani mo nakatta.
    The box was empty. (lit. Inside the box was not even anything.)
    • 1904 or 1905, 小林清親, 百撰百笑
      露國 (ろこく)海陸軍 (かいりくぐん)は、日本軍 (にほんぐん)一度 (いちど) () (こと)なく、…
      Rokoku no kairikugun wa, Nihongun ni ichido mo katsu koto naku, …
      Russia's navy and army is, without winning against the Japanese army even once, []
Usage notes[edit]
  • (mo) always replaces (wa), (o) and (ga), but may follow other particles.
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Noun[edit]

(rōmaji mo)

  1. : algae
  2. : mourning