Is 長生きはするもんだな a set phrase meaning "you live and learn"?

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    Isn't it 「長生きはするもんな」?
    – chocolate
    Commented Jul 19, 2015 at 8:52
  • I'm not sure, that's why I'm asking. But you're right, I misremembered what I read. I'll edit it.
    – ElSigh
    Commented Jul 19, 2015 at 8:58

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The set phrase variations are:






We do not say 「長生きはするもん。」← This is the one in the title.

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    長生きはするもんな could mean "(but) he/she/it/they do live long", as in 「金魚は死にやすいけど、長生きはするもんな」 and, yes, it differs a lot from 長生きはするもんな. Commented Jul 20, 2015 at 7:26

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