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Decoded Slug: Noun + ともあろう + Noun (~tomoarou~)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Noun + ともあろう + Noun (~tomoarou~)

Noun + ともあろう + Noun (~tomoarou~)

Short explanation:

Used to point out unbecoming behavior of a person or thing with certain status


Noun + ともあろう


Sensei tomoarou mono ga, sonna machigai o suru nante.
For someone claiming to be a teacher, it's shocking that they would make such a mistake.
Otona tomoarou mono ga kodomo mitai ni furumatte wa ikenai.
It's not okay for someone claiming to be an adult to act like a child.
Shachou tomoarou hito ga sonna shitsurei na koto o iu nante.
It's shocking that someone who is supposed to be a company president would say something so rude.
Puro no senshu tomoarou mono ga, shiai ni chikoku suru nante.
It's surprising that a professional athlete would be late for a game.

Long explanation:

This grammar point is used when you want to express that someone of a certain status or condition has engaged in behavior that is considered unbecoming or unexpected of them. The noun before 'ともあろう' designates a certain status or condition.

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