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Learn JLPT N2 Grammar: ~つつ/つつも

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Meaning:

(doing sth.)……While……

Examples:

  • 辞書を引きつつ英字新聞を読んでいる。I'm reading an English newspaper while looking up a dictionary.
  • 資金のことを考えつつ、工事を進めていく。We will proceed with the construction while considering the funds.

 

2

Meaning:

But...

Examples:

  • タバコは体に悪いと知りつつも、なかなかやめられない。I know that smoking is bad for my health, but I can't stop smoking.
  • 週末は、今日こそ勉強しなきゃと思いつつも、いつもダラダラしてしまう。On weekends, I always feel like I have to study today, but I'm always lazy.
  • 口では「頑張る」と言いつつも、心の中では落ちでもいいと思っていた。While saying "I'll do my best" in my mouth, I thought it was okay to fall in my heart.

 

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This article was last edited at 2021-01-28 19:53:29

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