Japanese と…たものだ grammar to…tamonoda

Japanese と…たものだ grammar to…tamonoda
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Let’s learn Japanese と…たものだ grammar to…tamonoda:

Formation :

VとVた(ものだ)

Meaning and how to use :

Describe a repetitive action or a habit in the past of something or someone.

Example:

あのことよくこのレストランで晩ごはんを食べたものだ。
Ano koto yoku kono resutoran de ban gohan o tabetamonoda.
I used to eat dinner at this restaurant at that time.

以前そばの家に行くと帰りたくないほど大喜びをした。
Izen soba no ie ni iku to kaeritakunai hodo ooyorokobi o shita.
I was so happy that I didn’t want to go home whenever I came to my grandmother’s house before.

小さいごろ、つまらなくなるとよく海岸で遊んだものだ。
Chīsai goro, tsumaranaku naru to yoku kaigan de asonda monoda.
When I was young, I often played on the beach whenever I was bored.

中学時代、新しい本を買うと彼女と交換したものだ。
Chuugaku jidai, atarashī hon o kau to kanojo to kōkan shita monoda.
When I was in junior high school, whenever I bought a new book, I exchanged it with her.

寂しくなると、よくここですごしたものだ。
Sabishiku naru to, yoku koko de sugoshita monoda.
I often spend time here whenever I get lonely.

Note: It usually goes with the form「たものだ」to describe reminiscence.

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