JLPT N2 Grammar (monono)

Meaning

but; although; even though~

How to use

Verb (casual)ものの
Noun + である
な-adjective + な
い-adjective
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Learn Japanese grammar: (monono). Meaning: but; although; even though~.


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Example #1

あきであるものの、まだあつい。
aki de aru monono, mada atsui.
Although it's fall, it is still hot.
Example #2

もうしこみはしたものの、しけんをうけるかどうかみていです。
moushikomi wa shita monono, shiken o ukeru ka dou ka mitei desu.
Although I applied to take the test, I'm not sure if I'll take it or not.
Example #3

くるまのめんきょはもっているものの、ほとんどうんてんしたことがありません。
kuruma no menkyo wa motteiru monono, hotonodo unten shita koto ga arimasen.
Although I have my driver's license, I have rarely ever driven.
Example #4

かったものの、つかいかたがわからない。
katta monono, tsukaikata ga wakaranai.
Although I bought it, I don't know how to use it..
Example #5

きんけつではあるものの、まいにちおいしいしょくじをたのしんでいる。
kinketsu de wa aru monono, mainichi oishii shokuji o tanoshindeiru.
Although it's true I'm broke, every day I enjoy a delicious meal.
Example #6

わたしのアパートはえきからはちょっとおいものの、しずかできれいなじゅうたくがいにある。
watashi no apaato wa eki kara wa chotto tooi monono, shizuka de kireina juutakugai ni aru.
My apartment may be far from the station, but it is in a very quiet and beautiful neighborhood.
Example #7

ゆうじんにすすめられてスポーツジムのかいいんになったものの、ほとんどりようしていない。
yuujin ni susumerarete supootsujimu no kaiin ni natta monono, hotondo riyou shiteinai.
Although I joined a sports gym by my friend's recommendation, I've rarely used my membership.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
申し込みもうしこみapplication
試験しけんtest; exam
未定みていundecided
免許めんきょlicense; certificate
運転するうんてんするto drive

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