ものか [ものか] (monoka)
Meaning: absolutely not...
Example: I am not going to give up
JLPT Level: 2
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Expresses strong denial or rejection.
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|dc||often used for 反語的 − rhetorical questions|| |
|dc||this phrase with "mono" really sticks out as very different from the others (monono/monoda) as it contains a strong negative || |
|Snake||I can't help myself ^^|
|dc||found a few more examples but they dont seem to be inline...|| |
|halx||I think most (all?) sentences by dbx (and one by bamboo4) are just quoted questions and do not belong here. I think the strongly negative ものか needs to be at the end of a sentence, AFAIK. BTW, ものか may be changed to もんか in 話し言葉 or|
|ackry||i think i agree with halx|| |
|Kaens||third with halx|
or rather, i suggest creation of the separate entry for 'ものかな' (which seems a better example of what hesitatious "may be" to me)
|jayati||monoka is zettai shinai no koto desu ne.same as mai.|
some of the sentences does not have that nuance i think.
|dc||cleaned up the irrelevant examples..|| |
|tsuru||I translate ものか to "As if...?" or "Like I...?" rhetorical denials in spoken English. For example:|
|Tetsuzan||What are the nuances between the usage of ものですか and どころではない？ || |
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