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JLPT Taisaku 26#然も/さも

Updated: Aug 16

然も/さも


Meaning


Adverb

1. really; extremely "as if"(​Usually written using kana alone)


Examples:

黙ってろ。さもないと命はないぞ

Hold your tongue, or you'll be killed.


毎日新聞を読みなさい、さもないと時勢に遅れます。

Read the newspaper every day, or you will fall behind the times.


伏せたままでいろ、さもないと撃たれぞ。

Keep down, or you'll be shot.


Note: さも/然も in most cases gives of the sense of "truly" or "really" from certain situations. In some situations you can use さも/然も in ways of describing a situation using word close to fit would be "as if"for instance.


Example:


彼はさも自分正しいように言っているだが、実は彼は間違えてる。

He says that as if he were right, but in fact he is wrong.

I added as if to the definition because there are still other forms of using さも/然も. But I think you'll get the idea how it is used.


These sentence examples have come from jisho.org


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