Phrase + というものだ
というものだ is constructed of という, the noun 物 'thing', and だ. It will be seen at the end of phrases that the speaker or writer is making a judgment about.
- 何があってもお互い助け合うのが友達というものだ。Helping each other no matter what is just what friends do.
- 先輩が着く10分前に着く。それがマナーというものだ。Arriving 10 minutes before your senpai arrives. That is just manners.
- どんなに疲れていても諦めない。それがアスリートというものだ。Not giving up no matter how tired you are. That is my impression of an athlete.
- 何があっても泣かない。それが男ってものだ！Not crying no matter what. That is my impression of a man!
My impression is that your likes and dislikes are prejudiced (dislike without trying).
My impression is that your complaint is selfish.
My impression is that it is kind to talk to him about truths he does not know.
If it isn't fun, it is pointless. That is my impression of club sports.
I can only progress a little each day. That is my impression of what photography is.
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というものだ – Grammar Discussion
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There are a couple meanings to this grammar point it seems. The readings for JLPT sensei connect to meaning of “something like; something called~”; not opinion/impression like the entry.
japanesetest4you has this as the primary entry as well for N2, so not sure what is the primary entry for N2 learners (or both) but I couldn’t find any links like the BP entry.
Edit: I see now this is more of a translation choice rather than a different grammar point (except for the first entry example: これがいわゆる「てんぷら」というものです). The outside examples don’t give a sense these are impressions but BunPro does (but I see it’s the same).
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