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~はもちろん

~はもちろん

Today’s Grammar Point: ~はもちろん

Today’s post is based on the adverb もちろん, which itself means “of course,” “needless to say,” “naturally,” etc.” It can be used in the form of “~はもちろんです/~はもちろんだ” and that can be translated like “there is no doubt that ~,” it goes without saying that ~,” etc.
The most common usage of もちろん, however, would be “~はもちろん、…も” which can be translated as “Not only ~ but also …”

Connection

  • [noun] + はもちろん
  • [plain form verb] + の + はもちろん
  • [いadjective stem] い/かった + の + はもちろん
  • [なadjective] な/だった + の + はもちろん

Examples

「パーティーにきますか。」「もちろん、きます。」
“Will you go to the party?” “Of course, I will.”

「すしがきですか。」「もちろんきです。」
“Do you like sushi?” “Of course I like it.”

ジョンさんはもちろん合格ごうかくするだろう。
John will of course pass.

ジョンさんがいかるのはもちろんだ。
Of course, John gets angry.

毎日まいにち日本語にほんご勉強べんきょうするのはもちろんですが、しゅう一回いっかい会話かいわ練習れんしゅうもします。
Of course, I study Japanese every day, but I also practice conversation once a week.

エイミーさんは英語えいごはもちろん、ドイツとフランスはなします。
It goes without saying that Amy speaks English but she also speaks German and French.

わたし祖母そぼ料理りょうりはもちろん、裁縫さいほう編み物あみもの上手じょうずでした。
My grandmother was good at sewing and knitting as well as cooking.

祖母そぼ料理りょうりはおいしいのはもちろん、もきれいです。
Not only is my grandmother’s food delicious, but it also looks beautiful.

ジョンさんはおさけはもちろん、甘酒あまざけみません。
John doesn’t drink amazake, let alone alcohol.
甘酒あまざけ = sweet drink made from fermented rice or sake lees. doesn’t contain much alcohol.

甘酒あまざけからだあたたまったのはもちろん、こころあたたまりました。
Not only did amazake warm my body, but it also warmed my heart.

れたはもちろん、あめでも散歩さんぽかしません。
Not only on sunny days, but also on rainy days, I do not miss a walk.

ジョンさんはパソコンはもちろん、携帯電話けいたいでんわ使つかいません。
John doesn’t use a mobile phone, let alone a personal computer.

ジョンさんはスマートフォンがきらいなのはもちろん、テキストメッセージもきらいです。
Not only does John dislike smartphones, he dislikes text messages also.

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