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All About Japanese Particles: ものの (monono)

[Serie: All About Japanese Particles]

*1. “But, although.”

Note: Mono no means essentially the same thing as ga (#2, 11) and keredomo (#28), but is a more formal usage and is used more often in writing than speaking.

Sono kuni wa dokuritsu shita mono no, mada keizai-teki na mondai ga takusan aru.
Although the country has become independent, it still has many economic problems.

Amerika e ryūgaku suru koto ni kimeta mono no, shōgaku-kin o toru no ga muzukashii.
Although I’ve decided to study in the United States, it’s difficult to get a scholarship.

– Source: All about particles – A handbook of Japanese function words


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