たりとも [たりとも] (taritomo)
Meaning: Even only / Even merely / Even just
Example: Don't waste even just one cent!
JLPT Level: 1
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|Small amount + たりとも。|
Often the small amount starts with a 1. １円, １分, １セント, etc.
|〜たりとも．．．ない ： （1円／一日／．．．）|
often with negative potential form, できない、許されない
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|bamboo4||#5444 is awkward. You just use も in that case and say:|
1センチも進まない or 1センチも進むことができない.
たりとも in such cases is used to prevent or deter the progress. E.g., 1センチたりとも進ませない.
|誠||agree with bamboo on #5444|| |
|Paul||Besides which "Not progress" is bad English.|| |
|サリル||Agree with bamboo|| |
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