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N2 Lesson 4: 18/18


Too, Also (with more emphasis than も alone), Again

Can also mean "even"


Noun + また
[な]Adjective + + また
[い]Adjective + + また
Verb + + また


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About も又

When used adverbially, the grouping of も and (また) 'once again', or 'also' will indicate that 'in addition to (A), (B)', or 'also with (A), (B)'. This structure appears after nouns, or noun-like phrases and simply emphasizes that something important needs to be considered about (A).
  • 高橋(たかはし)さんが提案(ていあん)したアイディアはいいのですが田中(たなか)さんが提案(ていあん)したことを実行(じっこう)するの(また)、いい(かんが)えだと(おも)います。
    The idea suggested by Takahashi-san is good, but I also think it's a good idea to implement what Tanaka-san suggested.
  • カレーは(あま)くても美味(おい)しいけど、(から)いのもまた美味(おい)しいんだよ。
    Curry is good even if it's sweet, but spicy curry is also good.
  • 先生(せんせい)になるには知識(ちしき)がたくさん必要(ひつよう)です。ですが、経験(けいけん)必要(ひつよう)なの(また)(たし)かだ。
    Being a teacher requires a lot of knowledge. However, experience is also necessary.
  • 明日(あした)もまた(おな)時間(じかん)にここにきてね!
    Please come here again at the same time tomorrow!
The noun or noun-phrase that もまた is connected to will be interpreted to be the primary point of a statement, regardless of any contrasting opinion that is given within a sentence. Additionally, もまた will primarily appear in hiragana, and may be thought of simply as a stronger version of も.


  • 子育(こそだ)について論文(ろんぶん):「可愛(かわい)()(たび)をさせてみること、それもまた大切(たいせつ)なことです。」

    Essay/article about parenting: 'Sending your beloved children out into the world, that is also important.'

    可愛い子に旅をさせよう is a common phrase meaning 'letting or making children taste the world, rather than pampering them'.

  • 論文(ろんぶん):「改革(かいかく)(たい)して民衆(みんしゅう)支持(しじ)(おお)かったのは(うそ)ではない。しかし、反対(はんたい)する(もの)(すく)なくなかったもまた真実(しんじつ)ある。」

    Essay/article: 'It is no lie that there was a lot of public support for the reform. However, it is also true that there were quite a few against it.'

    しかし(だが, だけど, etc) … もまた真実 is very common phrasing, used both in writing and speech.

  • 友達(ともだち)との(はなし):「海外旅行(かいがいりょこう)はカッコいい。けど田舎(いなか)()もまたいいね。」

    Chat between friends: 'Going abroad is cool. But going to the countryside is also nice, right?'

  • 論文(ろんぶん):「(きつね)(いぬ)だけではなく、イルカもまた哺乳類(ほにゅうるい)分類(ぶんるい)される。」

    Essay/article: 'Not just dogs and foxes, but dolphins are also classified as mammals.'

  • チームのキャプテン:「今日(きょう)もまた頑張(がんば)ろう!」

    Team captain: 'Let's do our best today again!'

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も又 – Grammar Discussion

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  • Hadros232232


    Are there other differences than emphasis between もまた and また?

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