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〜ものの [〜ものの] (monono)
    Meaning: although
    Example: Although I bought a computer, I can't use it
    JLPT Level: 2
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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monono is basically the same as
shikashi or
and interchangeable:

→ パソコンを買った[けれども]、
→ パソコンを買った[しかし]
→ パソコンを買った[ということは本当だが]

Its true I bought a PC, but ... (I have no idea how to use it)

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ex #426   パソコンを買ったものの使い方がぜんぜんわからない。 
I bought a PC, but I have no idea how to use it.  
ex #3225   熱は下がったものの、まだ咳が止まらない。 
Fever went down but I still have a very bad cough.  
ex #3226   軽いけがで済んだからいいようなものの、次回からは気をつけて下さい。 
You are very lucky to get away with such a light injury, but be careful next time.  
ex #3227   あのホワイト・ライオンの子どもはおとなしいとはいうものの、なんといっても獣ですから、気を許さないで下さい。 
While you can say the white lion cub is tame, it is a wild animal after all; so please do not let down your guard.  
ex #4371   いろいろな説はあるものの、恐竜がなぜ突然絶滅してしまったのかはまだ謎のままである。 
There are many theories about the sudden extinction of the dinosaurs, but the real cause still remains anyone's guess.  
ex #4372   パーティーに行くことにしたものの気がはずまない。 
Even though I have decided to go to the party, I'm still not satisfied.  
ex #4373   パーティーに行くことにしたものの気がはずまない。  
Although I decided to go to the party, my mood hasn't improved  
ex #4384   流言飛語に惑わされるべからず、とはいうものの、言うは易く行うは難し、と思わない?  
They say you shouldn't take rumors seriously but that's easier said than done.  
ex #7013   SaaS認知は中企業以上では高まってきているものの、小企業ではまだ低いとみている。  
While SaaS knowhow is high in medium-scale companies and above, it is yet low in small-scale companies.  

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dcthis "but" seems to lean toward "although" 〜 のに 
halxQuite often used in the construct ~とはいうものの, with a noun before と it's always used in that form. 
bamboo4ものの should be equated to "although" or "despite the fact that..." rather than "but" so that "I bought a PC, but I have no idea how to use it" shold preferably be "Although I bought myself a PC, I have no idea how to use it."  
halxmy text book explaints it with:
けれども 〜ということは本当だが、しかし
MikiYou can replace with them.
halxex #4372 is a duplicate (with funny translation) 
NickAll the examples here sound good to my ears. 

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