Tag: 〜つつも

  • That said, aren’t you interested in him with 〜つつも

    Grammar Explanation

    ふらいんぐうぃっち » Volume 5 » Page 57

    Makoto and her family head out on a trip to the river. When they stop to pick up Kei’s friend Nao, Akane greets her with, “Howdy, Kei’s girlfriend!” Nao tells her she’s wrong.

    (けい)
    「よっオレのカノジョ」
    “Yo, my girlfriend.”
    なお:
    「やめてよ」
    “Stop that!”
    (あかね)
    「と()つつ()があったりするんでしょ?」
    Although you say that, you’re interested in him, aren’t you?”

    Note: Here も is dropped from つつも.

  • That said, she’ll still show her homework with 〜つつ(も)

    Grammar Explanation

    あしたは土曜日 » Volume 春・夏 » Page 122

    As summer break is half over, talk of summer homework comes up. Yukari says she won’t let Mina copy off of hers.

    ミナ:
    「まぁそんなこと()つつ最後(さいご)には()せてくれるよね」
    “Well, even though she says that, she’ll show it to me in the end, you know.”
    サナエ:
    学級委員長(がっきゅういいん)だしね」
    “She is the class representative, after all.”

    Note: Here, も is dropped from つつも.