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Any A (anywhere, anybody, anytime, etc.)
  1. Any A (anywhere, anybody, anytime, etc.)
  2. Even A
    Shows an extent/extreme to which something is true.
  3. A or something
  4. Even if I have to A, by all means A
    Used to show an action A that one normally wouldn't take, but will do so for the following goal.
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だれでも            
Everybody knows his name.
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だれでも それ       
Anybody can read it.
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どこでも    ところ        
Sit wherever you like.
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そんな   どこでも     わけではない  
Such a thing cannot be found everywhere.
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いつでも           
Come on any day you like.
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いつでも それ  使   ください  
You may use it any time.
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いつでも    ください  
Call me anytime.
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いつでも     します  
I am always ready to help you.

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だれでも (anyone)

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Mooglegirl
Level: 1
(7 years ago)
Note that without the で (and with a negative verb) this becomes "no A," like "no one," "nothing," or "nowhere." Compare:
だれでもこれをめます。Anyone can read this.
だれもこれをめません。No one can read this.

Also compare the "question word + か" structure, meaning "some A":
だれかこれをよめますか? Can someone read this?
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Even A
Shows an extent/extreme to which something is true.
  1. Any A (anywhere, anybody, anytime, etc.)
  2. Even A
    Shows an extent/extreme to which something is true.
  3. A or something
  4. Even if I have to A, by all means A
    Used to show an action A that one normally wouldn't take, but will do so for the following goal.
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       できない  
Even I can't endure it.
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     でも    
He works even late at night.
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   でも それ  できる  
Even a child can do it.
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     でも            
It is easy to make friends even in new places.

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でも (even a child)

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Level: 17
(7 years ago)
There is also the pattern ~てでも preceded by Vて, meaning "even doing ~" (i.e. going to extremes, doing something)
Related vocabulary from ALC:
としてでも by fair means or foul, by hook or by crook
としてでもつ = doing whatever it takes to win, do anything to win
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A or something
  1. Any A (anywhere, anybody, anytime, etc.)
  2. Even A
    Shows an extent/extreme to which something is true.
  3. A or something
  4. Even if I have to A, by all means A
    Used to show an action A that one normally wouldn't take, but will do so for the following goal.
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コーヒー でも      しよう   
Why don't we have a coffee (or something) break?
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       でも あった   
You've run into some trouble or something?
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あれ   だろ  パフォーマンス でも やってる    
Eh, what's that? Somebody doing street theatre or something?
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  でも       
Is something wrong?
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 でも      
Let's have a drink or something..

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でも (water or something)

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Even if I have to A, by all means A
Used to show an action A that one normally wouldn't take, but will do so for the following goal.
  1. Any A (anywhere, anybody, anytime, etc.)
  2. Even A
    Shows an extent/extreme to which something is true.
  3. A or something
  4. Even if I have to A, by all means A
    Used to show an action A that one normally wouldn't take, but will do so for the following goal.
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       まで       
No matter what it takes, I want to lose weight by the summer.
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      でも  あの           
Even if I have to take off from work, I want to go see that movie.
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    して でも        つもりだ  
Even if she has to overdo it (do too much), my mother intends to come and see me.

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いてってでも (Even if I (have to) walk)

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Discussion about this grammar
Studying: Graduate School Placement Exam
Level: 1, : 50
Though I am not entirely certain, I believe that the model sentence for meaning #1 may be more appropriate for meaning #2...
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13 years ago
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Site admin
Level: 141, : 7,149
Moved the sentence, thanks!
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13 years ago
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Studying: のため、だから
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what about でも as 'however'?
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13 years ago
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Level: 141, : 7,149
I'm thinking - is there another way to use it as 'however' except in front of a clause or sentence? It can't really be used as a suffix to anything, can it?
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13 years ago
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Isn't number 2 just the conditional form? I think it could just be grouped with ても・でも under conditional and removed from here.

About what mysticfive said, what about : き、でもえない
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12 years ago (Edited 12 years ago.)
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Level: 141, : 7,149
No...although one example sentence belongs on the other page. This form of it is not an 'even if', but rather 'even so much/so far as ..', showing an extent/extreme.
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12 years ago
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Years Studied: 8
Studying: JLPT N2
Level: 1, : 171
For the second example, でも takes the place of the particle you'd otherwise use, correct?
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12 years ago
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Level: 141, : 7,149
I believe so (as in, no exceptions are coming to mind).
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12 years ago
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Years Studied: 3
Studying: JLPT 2
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The second example sentence for meaning #1 is totally unrelated to the grammar point ^_^
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11 years ago



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