どうも

  • dōmo
JLPT 5

Definition of どうも

interjection (kandoushi)

  • thanks

adverb (fukushi)

  • much (thanks)
  • very (sorry)
  • quite (regret)

  • quite
  • really

  • somehow

  • in spite of oneself
  • no matter how hard one may try (one is unable to) (with negative verb)
  • no matter how hard one may try not to (one ends up doing) (with positive verb, esp. -shimau)

interjection (kandoushi)

  • greetings
  • hello
  • goodbye

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Examples of どうも in a Sentence

どうも川口太郎です
Hi, I'm Taro Kawaguchi.
It is so nice of you to give me a present.
お手数かけてどうもすいません
I'm sorry to bother you.
あの人たちは、またストやるんだろう」「どうもそうらしいね」
Will they go on strike again? "I'm afraid so."
ビルはどうもメアリーに惚れているらしい
Bill seems to be stuck on Mary.
どうもちょっと見るだけ
I'm just looking, thank you.
I cannot place confidence in his words.
そのことどうも気になる
The matter weighs heavy on my mind.
どうも、そのがよくわかりませんね。
I'm not too clear about that point.
そのわりに返していいです
May I return the car instead?

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