JLPT N1 Grammar (tomo arou mono ga)

Meaning

of all people (expression showing surprise at a high standing person's misbehavior)

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Nounともあろう(ものが)
ともあろう(人が)
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Learn Japanese grammar: 【ともあろうものが】(tomo arou mono ga). Meaning: of all people (expression showing surprise at a high standing person’s misbehavior); (those) who are; (that) which is; in the capacity of … should ~.

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Example #1

べんごしともあろうものが、はんざいにかかわっていたなんて。
bengoshi tomo arou mono ga, hanzai ni kakawatte ita nante.
Of all people, for a lawyer to be connected with a crime...
Example #2

しゃちょうともあろうものが、ちこくなんてありえないよ。
shachou tomo arou mono ga, chikoku nante arienai yo.
For the company president, tardiness is unimaginable.
Example #3

きょうしともあろうものが、おしえごにてをだすとは。
kyoushi tomo arou mono ga, oshiego ni te o dasu to wa.
Of all people, for a teacher to strike their student...
Example #4

こうむいんともあろうものが、ふくぎょうだなんてゆるされません。
koumuin tomo arou mono ga, fukugyou da nante yurusare masen.
For a public official of all people to have a side business is unforgivable.
Example #5

おやともあろうものが、こどもにぼうりょくをふるうなんてどういうことですか。
oya tomo arou mono ga, kodomo ni bouryoku o furu nante dou iu koto desu ka.
As a parent, what are you thinking by hitting your children?
Example #6

すうがくのきょうしともあろうものが、こんなもんだいもとけないなんてはずかしいよ。
suugaku no kyoushi tomo arou mono ga, konna mondai mo tokenai nante hazukashii yo.
It's embarrassing that even a math teacher can't solve such a problem.
Example #7

いっこくのだいとうりょうともあろうものが、このようなはつげんをするとは。
ikkoku no daitouryou tomo arou mono ga, kono youna hatsugen o suru to wa.
Of all people, for the president of a country to make such a statement...

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
社長しゃちょうcompany president; manager; director
公務員こうむいんgovernment worker
数学すうがくmathematics; arithmetic
おやparents

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