Grammar Info
N3 Lesson 8: 2/22

又(また)〜も
moreover, additionally, and also, in addition, furthermore, or

また + ても・でも adds more emphasis

Structure
Phrase、また + Noun +(
Phrase。また + Noun +(
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Information
又(また)~も is a combination of the 副詞(ふくし) (adverb) 又(また), a noun, and the 副助詞(ふくじょし) (adverbial particle) も. It can be translated as ‘moreover’, ‘additionally’, or ‘furthermore’. As も is being used, whatever is being said in (B) will usually be new information.
To use 又(また)~も, an (A) phrase will be stated, before 又(また) will open the (B) phrase, and then be followed by a noun + も.
  • このキーボードはピアノ音(おと)出(だ)せる。また、ギター音(おと)も出(だ)せる。
    This keyboard can make piano sounds. Additionally, it can produce guitar sounds.
  • この電子(でんし)レンジはオーブンとして使(つか)えて、またトースターとしても使(つか)える。
    This microwave can be used as an oven, additionally, it can be used as a toaster.
Instead of も, でも or ても may be used for extra emphasis.
  • ササキ先生(せんせい)は理科(りか)先生(せんせい)ですまた、地理(ちり)先生(せんせい)でもある
    Sasaki-sensei is a science teacher. She is also a geography teacher.
  • 私達(わたしたち)は何(なん)でも買(か)います。また、古(ふる)くても買(か)い取(と)ります。
    We will buy anything. Moreover, we will buy it even if it’s old.
Fun Fact
The kanji 又(また) and 叉(また) share an interesting relationship. 又(また) is used to refer to things that reach a point of separation, but then fold back on themselves (being translated as ‘again’, or ‘in addition’). On the other hand, 叉(また) refers to things that reach a point of separation, and then split (being translated as ‘a fork in the road’, or ‘crotch’).
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「から」は理由(りゆう)や原因(げんいん)を表(あらわ)す。また、「スマホの画面(がめん)はガラスからできている。」のように何(なに)かの起源(きげん)やソース表(あらわ)すこともある
"から" indicates reason or cause. Additionally, there are also times when it indicates an origin or source of something like "Smartphone screens are made from glass.".
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犬(いぬ)はイヌ科(か)であるまた、狐(きつね)イヌ科(か)である
Dogs are canidae. Additionally foxes are also canidae.
イヌ科 → Canidae or Family containing dogs, wolves, foxes, etc.
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彼(かれ)有名(ゆうめい)歌手(かしゅ)であり、また、腕(うで)のいい外科医(げかい)である
He is a famous singer, additionally, he is also a skilled surgeon.
であり is a formal conjunctive.
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