100 Grammar Points


89. Even if たとえ ~ても

Sometimes you need to sound poetic. This construction fits perfectly into that mood.

Construction: VERBS 

  • たとえ 
  • Add the て form of a verb  
  • Add ても

tatoe sekai ga owattemo
Even if
the world ends

tatoe shippai shitemo mata ganbarimashou..
Even if
we fail, let’s keep at it.

Make the negative form of the verb with ても:

tatoe nido to aenaku temo wasuremasen.
Even if
we shall never meet again, I won’t forget.

100 Grammar Points


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