ながら ながらも - Grammar Discussion

English discussion:
but
even while
even though
despite
although

Structure:
Verb[stem] + ながら(も)
Verb[ ] + ながら(も)
Noun + ながら(も)
Adj + ながら(も)

Explanation:
[Used primarily in formal situations]

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I think the explanation field for this grammar point would benefit greatly if the infomation in relation to it appearing in ながら is added.

Namely:

確定かくてい逆説ぎゃくせつ - Two things that are unexpectedly existing/happening simultaneously.

When used to express 確定かくてい逆説ぎゃくせつ, ながら will be followed by も. ながらも is a separate grammar point that we will learn more about later. In this construction, も is expressing surprise about the fact that (A) and (B) coexist.

  • あそこの病院びょういんふるいながらもなか綺麗きれいだといた。

I heard that that hospital looks nice inside, even though it is old.

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