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Grammar detail: 〜たものだ

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JLPT:
〜たものだ - I used to do ~
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verb plain past
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ものだ
means
I used to (do something)
This expression is used to talk about things habitually done in the past.
こども
子供
ころ
まいとし
毎年
なつ
かいがん
海岸
った
もの
When I was a child, I used to go to the seashore every summer.
かれ
なんじかん
何時間
すわ
って
うみ
なが
めた
ものだった
He would sit and look at the sea for hours.
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See also:
  • ものだ - is (but with a hint of emotion)

Kanji used in this grammar

シ   ス   こ child   
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キョウ   ク   そなえる to make an offering   とも servant, attendant   
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マイ   every, each
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ネン   とし year   
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カ   ゲ   なつ summer   
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カイ   うみ ocean   
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ガン   きし coast, shore, banks   
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コウ   ギョウ   アン   ゆ    い to go   おこな to take place   
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ヒ   かれ he   
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カ   なに    なん what?   
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ジ   とき time, occasion   
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カン   ケン   あいだ interval, between   ま space, room   
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ザ   すわ to sit   
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チョウ   ながめる to watch, gaze at   
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