JLPT N3 Grammar (nagara mo)

How to use

Verb ます (stem form)ながら(も)
Verb (て form) + い
Noun
な-adjective
い-adjective + い
nagara mo ながらも jlpt n3 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (nagara mo). Meaning: but; although; despite ~.

  • The も at the end is optional and is often just used as ながら (nagara)

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Example #1

せまいながらも、このマンションはだいすきだ。
semai nagara mo, kono manshon wa daisuki da.
Despite it being small, I love this apartment.
Example #2

ざんねんながらも、きょうのイベントにいけません。
zannen nagara mo, kyou no ibento ni ikemasen.
Unfortunately, I will not be able to go to today's event.
Example #3

うちはまずしいながらも、かぞくのなかがいいし、しあわせだ。
uchi wa mazushii nagara mo, kazoku no naka ga ii shi, shiawase da.
Even though my family is poor, we get along well and are happy.
Example #4

アナちゃんはこどもながらも、いろんなことをしっている。
ana chan wa kodomo nagara mo, ironna koto o shitteiru.
Although Anna-chan is just a child, she knows quite a lot of various things.
Example #5

かのじょはダイエットするといっていながら、きょうもアイスをたべている。
kanojo wa daietto suru to ittei nagara, kyou mo aisu o tabetteiru.
She says she's going to diet, but she's eating ice cream again today.
Example #6

わるいことだとしっていながら、かのじょはへいきでうそをつく。
warui koto dato shittei nagara, kanojo wa heiki de uso o tsuku.
Despite knowing what she's doing is wrong, she just plain lied about it.
Example #7

かれのことばはきびしいながらもあたたかい。
kare no kotoba wa kibishii nagara mo atatakai.
His words are strict but kind.
Example #8

かれはすくないながらももちあわせていたかねをぜんぶわたしにくれた。
kare wa sukunai nagara mo mochiawasete ita kane o zenbu watashi ni kureta.
He gave me what little money he had on him.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
狭いせまいnarrow; small
マンションapartment
大好きだいすきlove
残念ざんねんunfortunate
貧しいまずしいpoor
家族かぞくfamily
仲がいいなかがいいgood relationship
幸せしあわせhappy
彼女かのじょshe
悪いわるいbad; not good
平気へいきnormal; fine
嘘をつくうそをつくto lie

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