I'm unsure on what the と in this sentence means:


I'm pretty sure it doesn't mean ''and'' like it usually does so I just wanted to know.

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    @A.Ellett Comments are not for answers. – snailplane Feb 18 '16 at 18:37
  • @snailboat I guess the different groups here have different philosophies about how comments are to be used. I'll try to keep this in mind for this group. – A.Ellett Feb 18 '16 at 20:23

とcan have a number of meanings depending on how it is used. In this particular context it corresponds with English "to" or "with" as in:

I will call Mr. Yamada on the phone


I will speak to Mr. Yamada on the phone.

Your impression that と means "and" is correct. You could analyze a sentence like

A と B と

as "with A, with B" and perhaps you might see how it is that such a construct is better translated as "A and B".

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