JLPT N1 Grammar (tomonaku)

Meaning

uncertainty; lack of intent

How to use

Verb (dictionary)ともなく
ともなしに

Learn Japanese grammar: (tomonaku) / (tomonashini). Meaning: uncertainty; lack of intent.

Grammar Notes

  • This grammar point should be proceeded by a verb and then followed by a different verb.
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Example #1

特に買うつもりではなく
nani wo kau tomonaku, depaato no naka wo burabura shiteitara, yuujin ni atta.
I ran into my friend while wandering around the supermarket with no particular plan to buy anything.
Example #2

特にどこに行くという目的もなく
yasumi no hi ni wa doko e iku tomonashini doraibu suru koto ga ooi.
I often drive around with no destination in mind on my days off.
Example #3

特にみるつもりではなく
chirashi wo miru tomonaku miteitara, tomodachi ga utsutteita.
I noticed a flyer which had a picture of my friend on it.
Example #4

どこから分からないが
eki wo oritara, doko kara tomonaku oishisou na ii nioi ga shite kita.
Once I exited the station, I noticed a really delicious smell, but wasn't sure where it was coming from..

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
ぶらぶらto wander; strolling; aimlessly; dangling
チラシflyer
映るうつるto be displayed; reflected
匂いにおいsmell

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