Words — 2 found

Noun, Adverb (fukushi)
1. in the first place; to begin with; from the start; originally; ab initioUsually written using kana alone
  • そもそも
  • なぜ
  • とり
  • いどう移動
  • する
  • だろうか
In the first place, why do the birds migrate at all?
2. after all; anyway; actually; well, ...; ... on earth (e.g. "what on earth?"); ... in the world (e.g. "why in the world?")Usually written using kana alone, used when bringing up something already mentioned
  • そもそも
  • じこ事故
  • たいはん大半
  • ねったいうりん熱帯雨林
  • ではなく
  • みぢか身近な
  • ばしょ場所
  • おこる
  • である
Most accidents, after all, happen around the corner, not in the rainforest.
Noun, Noun which may take the genitive case particle 'no'
3. beginning; startUsually written using kana alone
Other forms
抑々 【そもそも】抑抑 【そもそも】抑も 【そもそも】
抑: Rarely-used kanji form. 抑々: Rarely-used kanji form. 抑抑: Rarely-used kanji form. 抑も: Irregular okurigana usage, Rarely-used kanji form.
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1. going back to the beginning (in a discussion, argument, etc.); returning to the fundamental points (of the issue at hand); discussion of how things began (in the first place)See also そもそも
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Sentences — 10 found

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    • そもそも
    • せきにんしゃ責任者
    • せきにんをと責任をとらない
    • なら
    • そんざい存在
    • する
    • いみ意味
    • ない
    • ではない
    Is there an existing meaning if the person in charge does not take the responsibility to begin with? Tatoeba
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