When reading, there is a sentence which i'm not sure about its meaning, since I'm new at JP. Appreciates if someone can correct my understanding if it was wrong o/

古物収集が趣味で色々と集めてるとは思ってたけど。 (my guess : "I've been thinking that his hobby is collecting antiques, since he's been collecting a lots of them." ? but i'm not sure )

Context: MC found an old bronze mirror inside his uncle's warehouse/ storage room. And this sentence is describing his thought about his uncle.






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The けど is the same as

Generally it is omitting something like I'm not sure/I don't know.

The sentence is 「(伯父さんは)古物収集が趣味でいろいろと集めてる」とは思ってたけど. So literally it means I thought that his hobby is collecting antiques and he was collecting a variety of them, but... In this case, you can just consider there is omitting I don't know, or it connects to the preceding これいくらしたんだろ: ... he was collecting a lot of things, but I wonder how much all these cost.

  • i hate JP when it's trying to be so mysterious =='
    – 4chan user
    Commented Sep 23, 2022 at 1:16
  • @casualreader Remember English article usage is just as cryptic to most learners :( .... Well for me of course it's worse.
    – sundowner
    Commented Sep 23, 2022 at 1:20

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