JLPT N2 Grammar (mono / mon)

Meaning

because; indicates reason/ excuse/ dissatisfaction

How to use

Verb (casual) +(んだ)もの
もん
Noun + なんだ
な-adjective + なんだ
い-adjective +(んだ)
mono mon もの もん jlpt n2 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (mono) / (mon). Meaning: because; indicates reason/ excuse/ dissatisfaction.

This is used to express a reason to justify something.

In spoken Japanese, もん (mon) is often used instead of もの (mono) .


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Example #1

きょうははやくかえってきたんです。たいちょうがよくないんだもの。
kyou wa hayaku kaette kitan desu. taichou ga yokunai nda mono.
I came home early today because I don't feel well
Example #2

「またN2ふごうかくだった...」
「しょうがないよ、むずしいもんね。」
「mata N2 fugoukaku datta」
「shou ga nai yo, muzukashii mon ne.」
"I failed the N2 again..."
"It can't be helped, it's really tough to pass."
Example #3

「どうしてたべないの?」
「だって、ぜんぜんおいしくないんだもん。」
「doushite tabenai no?」
「datte, zenzen oishikunai n da mon.」
"Why don't you eat it?"
"Because it doesn't taste good at all."
Example #4

たかいんですもの、かえません。
takai ndesu mono, kaemasen.
It's too expensive, so I cannot buy it.
Example #5

きょうのしけんはダメだった。べんきょうしなかったんだもん。しかたがない。
kyou no shiken wa dame datta. benkyou shinakatta damon, shikata ganai.
Today's test was no good. I didn't study for it though, so it can't be helped.
Example #6

わたしなにもはなすことなんかありませんよ。だってなにもしらないんですもの。
watashi nanimo hanasu koto nanka arimasen yo. datte nanimo shiranai n desu mono.
I have nothing to say. I mean, I don't even know anything..
Example #7

どんなものにでももんくをつけるひとはいるものよ。
donna mono ni demo monku o tsukeru hito wa iru mono yo.
You can always find somebody to complain about anything.
Example #8

「どうしてそうべつかいにこなかったの。」
「だってしらなかったんだもの。」
「doushite soubetsukai ni konakatta no.」
「datte shiranakatta n da mono.」
"why didn't you come to the farewell party?"
"I didn't know about it.."
Example #9

あやまることはないよ。きみがわるいわけじゃないんだもの。
ayamaru koto wa nai yo. kimi ga warui wake janai n da mono.
There's no need to apologize. You didn't do anything wrong.

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