Grammar Info
N1 Lesson 9: 10/20

とは言(い)うものの
Although, But, Although I say, Although it is said, Having said that

Structure
Verb + 言うものの + Phrase
[い]Adjective + 言うものの + Phrase
[な]Adjective + ()+ 言うものの + Phrase
Noun + ()+ 言うものの + Phrase
Phrase (A)。言うものの + Phrase (B)
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  • (A) とはとは言うものの (B) is an expression used when the speaker/writer acknowledges (A) as a fact, or that (A) is widely considered to be a fact. However, despite one’s expectations, (B) is the case. It is also used when (A), while true, is insufficient, and additional details from (B) are needed to paint the whole picture. Unlike ものの by itself, this expression can be used at the beginning of a sentence.
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数学(すうがく)は時間(じかん)の無駄(むだ)だとは言(い)うものの、やはり基本(きほん)を知(し)る価値(かち)だってある
Although it is said that math is a waste of time, actually, learning the basics still has its value.
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彼(かれ)ホラー作家(さっか)として知(し)られているとは言(い)うものの、傑作(けっさく)と言(い)えるものは1982年(ねん)に出版(しゅっぱん)された犯罪(はんざい)小説(しょうせつ)だ。
Although he is known as a horror author, what can be called his masterpiece is actually a crime novel that was published in 1982.
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チェコの「ストラホフ・スタジアム」は「世界(せかい)最大(さいだい)のスポーツスタジアム」とは言(い)うものの、実際(じっさい)にはスポーツ目的(もくてき)にはほとんど使(つか)われていない。
Although the Czech “Strahov Stadium” is said to be the "world’s largest sports stadium", in practice it is hardly used for sports purposes.
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