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Not (even a little) A
This expression emphasizes the negative condition A. Not quite as forceful as まったく~ない.
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The laundry doesn't dry at all in the winter.
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I didn't leave the house at all yesterday.
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He gave his presentation without getting nervous at all!

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しも
AVerb: ない form
Basic Examples:
しもできない (can't do it even a little)

しも
Aい-adjective
-い
くない
Basic Examples:
しもくない (not even a little bit well)

しも
Aな-adjective
ではない
Basic Examples:
しもではない (not even a bit energetic)

しも
ANoun (that can be counted)
ない
Basic Examples:
しもない (don't have even a little food)

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Level: 1
(13 years ago)
In casual speech, しも becomes ちっとも.
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mysticfive
Level: 1657
this can also be used with (countable) nouns - しもおがない for example
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13 years ago
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マイコー
Level: 272
Got it!
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13 years ago
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Level: 1
When も changes to か, the meaning of the pattern becomes the contrary:

しもせません。 I can't speak Japanese at all.
しかせません。 I can speak a little bit of Japanese.

Dunno, maybe it would make sense to make another grammar entry for that...
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マイコー
Level: 272
Are you sure you're not mixing it up with the particle しか?
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13 years ago
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Level: 1
Now that you mention it, I finally understood!
I've forgot a し above. This is what I wanted to write:

ししかせません。 I can speak a little bit of Japanese.

And yes, that's the particle しか, you're right about that.
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JennaOkazaki
Level: 1
What's the difference between しも~ない and まったく~ない?
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10 years ago
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AJ808
Level: 12

This might be a bit late, and may not be completely correct, but I think the major difference is the tone. まったく generally has a negative tone, and is more of "at all" while すこしも seems to be a bit less negative. The majority of the examples use "a little bit" in the translation and can also be used in a positive sense. The third example uses it in a positive way, while I've never heard まったく in any way except negative.

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mysticfive
Level: 1657
What's the difference between しも~ない and まったく~ない?

While they both mean "not at all," しも~ない is more polite than using まったく, and the latter almost has a sense of hopelessness - like if you said はまったくしません, it has a feeling of "I don't speak any Japanese at all (so there's no use trying), whereas しも is more neutral and doesn't have that nuance.

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