N5 Lesson 5: 12/13
てもいい てもいい

てもいい

it is alright/fine/okay (even) if
can/may
[Nouns /Adj.] ~ is also okay


Structure Legend
Structure
い-Adjective[] + てもいい
Noun + もいい
な-Adjective + もいい
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[てもいい is a set phrase used when allowing/permitting someone to do something]
[てもいい can mean either "It is okay (even) if..." ("It is okay (even) if you eat it.") or "...is also okay" ("Eating that is also okay")]
[も can be omitted but it might make the phrase more direct (pushy) and therefore less polite, so it is more common in casual speech]

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It is fine (even) if it’s expensive.

Marugoto Elementary 1 (A2) Rikai : Page 72
みんなの日本語 I : Page 98 [CH 15]
[DBJG] A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar : Page 471
Tae Kim's Japanese Grammar Guide : Page 145