Today’s Grammar Point: ~ても・・・ても

~ても is a N4 grammar item, meaning “even if ~.” This ~ても can be used more than once in a sentence to state various conditions and we often use 2 opposing, or very different, conditions with ~ても to convey the feeling that “the result would be the same even if different conditions are met.”


  • [てform verb 1]も、[てform verb 2]も
  • [いadj stem 1]くても、[いadj stem 2]くても
  • [な adj 1]でも、[な adj 2]でも
  • [noun 1]でも、[noun 2]でも

As long as the meaning are contrasting, you can have the てform of 2 different kinds of words, like a verb and an adjective, or an adjective and a noun.


Whether it rains or spears, tomorrow’s excursion is going on.
あめっても、やりっても is a colloquial expression used a lot.

Whether you cry or laugh, tomorrow will come.

I don’t know the answer even though I read the textbook or asked the teacher.

Whether happy or sad, today’s lesson was the last one.

Whether it is delicious or bad, I have to eat the lunch my mother made.

I don’t like dishonest people even if they are smart or good at sports.

Everyone has to study English in Japan, whether they like it or hate it.

I hate Brussels sprouts, whether they are fresh or good for the body.

It is difficult to explain this concept in whether I try in Japanese or in English.

People working in hospitals, whether doctors or nurses, are busy.

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    ~ても・・・なくても | EasyJapaneseE
    29 October 2021 at 8:02 am

    […] looked at examples where ~ても is used twice to convey the feeling that “the result would be the same even if 2 different conditions are […]

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