何も知らない。— Can you read this sentence and understand what it means?
Level 6+ should know all the kanji, but the meaning of the sentence might be tricky to guess (though it is a very useful expression!)
何 LV.5: What.
知る LV.6: To Know.
Let’s break it down!
何’s meaning “what” changes to “nothing” when it is used with the particle も and followed by a negative verb (知らない in this case).
The negative form of 知る. So it means “don’t know”
Reading: なに も しらない。
Meaning: I don’t know anything.
The 何も rule applies to other interrogative words 誰(who) and どこ(where).
誰もいない。= There’s nobody.
どこも行かない。= I go nowhere.