Decoded Slug: ~ものだ (〜mono da)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~ものだ (〜mono da)

~ものだ (〜mono da)

Short explanation:

Expresses something natural or normal; 'should', 'ought to'.


Verb-dictionary form + ものだ, な-Adjective + なものだ, Noun + のものだ


Wakai toki wa takusan asobu mono da.
It is natural to play a lot when you are young.
Kono mondai wa muzukashii mono dakara, jikan ga kakaru.
This problem is difficult, so it takes time.
Okyakusan ga kuru to, ocha wo dasu no ga mono da.
When guests come, it is customary to serve tea.
Jinsei wa konnan na koto ni tachimukau mono da.
In life, we ought to face difficulties.

Long explanation:

The ~ものだ grammar point is used to express that something is natural, normal, or expected. It can be translated as 'should', 'ought to', or 'it is natural' in English. It is often used with verbs in their dictionary form, but can also be used with nouns and adjectives.

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