2 Ways to Generate New Ideas for あくまでも
Some people studying Japanese are confused about the way to use あくまでも and I’d say they can’t use あくまでも in the daily conversations. And あくまでも is quite often used in daily conversations and business situations as well. Let me introduce how to use あくまでも that has two meanings today!
1・Only / Just / Simply / Hypothetically
あくまでも is one of the Japanese confusing words but it is actually simple than you are thinking. あくまでも has two meanings. One of them is that あくまでも includes “only, just, simply and hypothetically”. For instance, あくまでも一般論(just a general theory)”, “あくまでもの話(just an example)”, “あくまでも仮の状態(a hypothetical situation )”, etc. It is the word everybody uses.
２・Insistently / Persistently
The first meaning of あくまでも was “only, just, simply and hypothetically”. And the other meaning of あくまでも is “insistently, persistently”. For instance, “あくまでも言い張る(say insistently)”, “あくまでもしらを切る(pretend insistently to know nothing)”, etc. It is the word everybody uses as well.