Verb + てもいい
is a construction in Japanese used to express that something is ‘okay’, or ‘alright’. It can also be used as a question to ask if you ‘can’, or ‘may’ do something.
It’s alright if you buy those shoes.
It is okay to eat this meat.
Is it okay if I go to your house tomorrow?
May I borrow your pen?
This phrase is also regularly used without the も
, but is considered a bit more direct/casual. It is best to remove the も
only when talking to people that you know well.
This expression is simply a construction that literally means て
As this grammar point uses the て form of verbs, it is important to remember that some verbs will use で instead of て.