N1 Lesson 9: 10/17
とは言うものの とはいうものの

とは言うものの

Although
But
Although I say
Although it is said
Having said that


Structure Legend
Structure
Verb + ととは言うものの、+ Phrase
いAdj + とは言うものの、+ Phrase
なAdj + (だ) + とは言うものの、+ Phrase
Noun + (だ) + とは言うものの、+ Phrase
Phrase1. とは言うものの、Phrase2
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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。
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Although it is said that math is a waste of time, actually, learning the basics still has it’s value.

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A Dictionary of Advanced Japanese Grammar : Page 274