Watashi mo and watashi mo

Jack-Duncan

Jack-Duncan

Why is it that when you answer I am well too, you say "watashi mo" but when you answer what your name is you say "watashi no"? Could you please explain the difference between the mo and the no. Thanks
Sayaka-Matsuura

Sayaka-Matsuura

Hi there, "mo" means "also". "No" is a joining word like "of". "Watashi no namae" means "my name" as in the "name of me". I hope that answers your question. :D
xicidis

xicidis

I thought maybe I'd explain a little more. No and Mo are particles, along with wa, to, ka, de, ni, e, etc. Mo is like he said, a way of saying also. Watashi wa genki desu. (I am well.) Watashi mo genki desu. (I am well, also.) Watashi wa karuma ga motte imasu. (I have a car.) Watashi mo karuma ga motte imasu. (I have a car, also.) No is like saying of, or adding 's. Nihon no kuruma (A japanese car) Watashi no nihon no karuma (My japanese car) Watashi no nihon no karuma no mae (My japanese car's front) Watashi wa nihon no kuruma ga motte imasu. (I have a japanese car.) Aa, watashi mo motte imasu. (Ah, Me too.)
WendyG

WendyG

Thanks for that xicidis. It explains a lot. :) Wendy

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