I've just learnt that AといったB means "B such as A". I was wondering how this differed in formality/usage/popularity from AなどのB.

  • In technical contexts, などの is preferred because it's unambiguous.


  • といった meaning "such as" is usually used when there are two (or more) instances, in the form A や B (や C) といった.
  • といった is preferred when you make light of the listed things (i.e. "such things as ~").


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