ものだ (mono da)

JLPT N3 Grammar List

used to do something; of course

You usually use ものだ to state an obvious fact, or to say that you used to do something in the past.



Verb-casual, past + ものだ: used to do something
Verb-dictionary form + ものだ: social norm/an obvious fact


Kodomo no toki, yoku kawa de asonda monodesu.
I used to play by the river a lot when I was a kid.

Karita mono wa kaesu monodesu.
You should pay what you owe.

Shūkan to iu mono wa osoroshī monodesu.
The force of habit is strong.

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