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~たものだ

~たものだ

Today’s Grammar Point:  ~たものだ

~たものだ is very similar to the English phrase “used to ~.” It is used for a custom and/or habit in the past which is no longer current. In a casual conversation, it can be pronounced as ~たもんだ

Connections

  • [たform verb] ものだ/もんだ
    A たform verb is a verb in the plain past form.

Examples

むかしはよくここにたものだ。
We used to come here a lot.

独身どくしんころは、仕事しごとあと毎晩まいばんみにったものだ。
When I was single, I used to go out drinking every night after work.

ここでよく魚釣さかなつりをしたものだ。
I used to fish here.

どもの ころはお菓子かしをたくさんべたものだ。
When I was a child, I used to eat a lot of snack food.

ここでよくケーキをったものだ。
I used to buy cake here.

学生がくせいころ図書館としょかん勉強べんきょうしたものだ。
I used to study in the library when I was a student.

ちち夕食時ゆうしょくじさけ三本さんぼんんだものだ。
My father used to drink at least three bottles of sake at dinner.

このきょくをよくいたもんだ。
I used to listen to this song often.

このうみでよくおよいだものだ。
I used to swim in this sea.

どもの ころはちょっとしたことでしょっちゅう大笑おおわらいしたものだ。
When I was a kid, I used to laugh a lot at small things.

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