［い］Adjective［く］+ ても + いい
［な］Adjective + でも + いい
Noun + でも + いい
Part of Speech
- 電車でもいい。I am fine even if it is by train. (It does not need to be by car)
- お茶冷たくてもいい？Is it okay even if the tea is cold? (Would you prefer I heat it?)
- 肉が好きでもいい。It is okay even if you like meat. (I won't force you to eat something vegetarian)
This phrase is also regularly used without the も, but is considered a bit more direct/casual in those cases. It is best to remove the も only when talking to people that you know well.
てもいい is an expression that literally means て (noun, etc) も (also) いい (is good).
Similarly to the てもいい grammar point that is used with verbs, this variant may also be used as a question. To do this, you simply need to follow てもいい with ですか, or the more casual の.
- 焼きそばでもいいですか？Is it okay even if it is yakisoba?
- これ食べてもいいの？Is it okay if we eat this? (Is this one that is okay to eat?)
It is fine (even) if it's expensive.
Anything is fine.
Anyone is fine.
Is it fine (even) if it is (on) Wednesday?
It is fine (even) if it is chilled.
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てもいい – Grammar Discussion
Most Recent Replies (6 in total)
@mrnoone: Thank you and yes, I agree.
What is the reason for changing the い for く in 高い ?
Isn’t it changed only to form negative sentences?
That’s the correct pattern.
Here’s the positive and negative conjugations of い-adjectives.
高い → 高くて
高くない → 高くなくて
Adjective[て]・Noun[て] | Japanese Grammar SRS
なくて | Japanese Grammar SRS
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