Today is a minor break from the major grammar points that we have been covering up till now. Most every day we have done something that takes quite a bit of time to wrap your brain around. Even with all the aid that we have for you between this site, the podcast, and our grammar database – discovernihongo.com. Today we are covering a simple grammar point: も.
も (mo) indicates that, on top of what has been stated already, something more is also the case. も basically expresses that something else also falls into the category previously explained in a previous sentence or idea.も works almost exactly like the English “also”, “as well as”, and “too”. Also, like most particles it can be used after another particle (particle stacking), however unlike other particles も maintains its meaning and despite stacking.
[Noun + も]
[Noun + Particle + も]
ビールも さけも のんだ。
I drank beer and Sake too.
I also went to Taiwan
あなたも まんがせんせいを きく？！
You listen too manga sensei?!
はい！ ジョンせんせいも あいました!
Yes! I also met John Sensei!
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