JLPT N1 Grammar (mono o)


although; but; even though; I wish that

How to use

Verb (casual)ものを
なadj + な
Noun + である

Learn Japanese grammar: (mono o). Meaning: although; but; even though; I wish that.

This grammar can express a wide range of slightly different emotions, but in most cases it is expressing some form of regret or disappointment.

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Example #1

yareba dekiru mono wo, nande yaranai no?
Even though you can do it, why don't you?
Example #2

damatte ireba ii mono wo, tsui yokei na koto wo itte shimatta.
I wish I had just not said anything, but I ended up saying some unnecessary stuff..
Example #3

mou sukoshi ganbareba goukaku suru mono wo, oshikattane.
It's a shame that you did not pass. You were very close..
Example #4

chotto shirasete kuretara ii mono wo...
I wish you/they had told me...

Vocabulary List

黙るだまるto shut up
合格ごうかくto pass
惜しいおしいto be close

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