, or な-Adjective
is a construction in Japanese that is used to express that something is ‘okay’, or ‘alright’. It is also frequently used as a question to ask if you ‘can’, or ‘may’ do something.
I am fine even if it is by train. (It does not need to be by car)
Is it okay even if the tea is cold? (Would you prefer I heat it?)
It is okay even if you like meat. (I won’t force you to eat something vegetarian)
As can be seen, with い-Adjectives
, we will need to use the conjugation form. This is created by removing the い and then replacing it with く.
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.
is an expression that literally means て
(noun, etc) も
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
, or the more casual の