Decoded Slug: ~ものの、~ (〜mono no、~)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~ものの、~ (〜mono no、~)

~ものの、~ (〜mono no、~)

Short explanation:

Indicates a contrast or contradiction between two clauses; 'although', 'but', 'even though'.


Verb-casual + ものの, い-Adjective + ものの, な-Adjective + なものの, Noun + のものの


Hayaoki shita mono no, basu ni maniawanakatta.
Even though I got up early, I didn't make it in time for the bus.
Kono heya wa hiroi mono no, kagu ga sukunai.
Although this room is spacious, there are not many furniture.
Kanojo wa utsukushii na mono no, seikaku ga warui.
She is beautiful, but her personality is bad.
Kare wa yuumei na kashu no mono no, kare no konsaato ni wa amari hito ga konakatta.
Although he is a famous singer, not many people came to his concert.

Long explanation:

The ~ものの grammar point is used to express a contrast or contradiction between two clauses. It can be translated as 'although', 'but', or 'even though' in English. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb, い-adjective, な-adjective or a noun.

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