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JLPT N3 Grammar: ながらも (nagara mo)

ながらも (nagara mo)

Meaning: but, although, despite

How to use the:
Verb-ますstem + ながら(も)
Verb-てform + いながら(も)
Noun + ながら(も)

Explain:
The way to show the opposite, contrary to common sense, is contrary to imagination. The subject of the front and the rear is the same

Example sentences:
1, 残念ながら、結婚式には出席できません。
Zan’nen’nagara, kekkonshiki ni wa shusseki dekimasen.
Unfortunately, but I couldn’t attend the wedding

2, 多くの困難に直面しながらも、彼は、明るい未来を自力で何とか作り上げた。
ooku no konnan ni chokumen shinagara mo, kare wa, akarui mirai o jiriki de nantoka tsukuriageta.
Facing many challenges, he managed to sculpt a bright future for himself.

3, ゆっくりながらも作業は少しずつ進んでいる。
Yukkuri nagara mo sagyō wa sukoshi zutsu susunde iru.
Although slow, but the work is still gradually developing

4, KFCの面接を受けた。緊張しながらも、質問にはしっかり答えられた。
KFC no mensetsu o uketa. kinchou shinagara mo, shitsumon niwa shikkari kotaerareta.
I had an interview at KFC. Though I was nervous, I was able answer the questions clearly.

5, 狭いながらもようやく自分の持ち家を手に入れることができた。
Semainagara mo yōyaku jibun no mochiie o te ni ireru koto ga dekita.
Although narrow, I finally got a house for myself

6, 体に悪いと知りながらも、タバコがやめられない人は多い。
karada ni warui to shirinagara mo, tabako ga yamerarenai hito ga ooi.
Many people know full well that smoking is bad for their health but they can’t quit.

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