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I'm trying to say "Taking Japanese class has been [or was] fun" using ものだ. But I don't think this is right: 日本語の授業を受けている楽していたものだ。

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Yeah, it's not. What happened here 受けている楽していた? –  Earthliŋ May 1 at 17:59

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I see two big problems with your sentence:

  1. In your sentence, 受けている doesn't relate in a natural way to what follows.

  2. 楽{たの}しい is an adjective, but you're conjugating it as though it's the non-existent verb 楽{たの}す. (Actually, because the kanji are the same, it looks like a form of 楽{らく}する, but I don't think that's what you intended.)

I think you could simplify it a little, connecting the two parts with 〜て:

日本語の授業を受けていて楽しかった(です)

Here I used the past form of 楽しい, which is 楽しかった. I put です in because I imagined that you were talking to your teacher so politeness would be appropriate, but of course whether you want to be polite depends on context, so I put it in parentheses.

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If you must use ものだ/もんだ, I'd suggest

日本語の授業を受けるのは楽しいものだ(よ)。
日本語の授業を受けるのは楽しいもんだ(よ)。
日本語の授業を受けるのは楽しい(です)(よ)。

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