JLPT N1 Grammar (tomonaku)


uncertainty; lack of intent

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Verb (dictionary)ともなく

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

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

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

chirashi wo miru tomonaku miteitara, tomodachi ga utsutteita.
I noticed a flyer which had a picture of my friend on it.
Example #4

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

ぶらぶらto wander; strolling; aimlessly; dangling
映るうつるto be displayed; reflected

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