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Decoded Slug: Verbる ともなく Verb (Verb-ru tomonaku Verb)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Verbる ともなく Verb (Verb-ru tomonaku Verb)

Verbる ともなく Verb (Verb-ru tomonaku Verb)

Short explanation:

Used to express 'without a particular intention', 'unconsciously', 'before one knows'.


Verb-dictionary form + ともなく + Verb


Tooku o miru tomonaku mado no soto o nagameta.
I found myself gazing out the window, not really looking at anything in particular.
Shiru tomonaku, kare ga satta koto o kanjita.
Without really knowing, I could feel that he had left.
Hon o yomu tomonaku, peiji o mekutte ita.
Without intending to read, I was turning the pages of the book.
Neru tomonaku, beddo ni yoko ni natte ita.
I was lying in bed, without really intending to sleep.

Long explanation:

The 'Verbる ともなく Verb' grammar point is used to convey doing something without a specific intention or unconsciously. In other words, you find yourself doing something without meaning to or before you know it.

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