The context is the following sentence.


I have two questions.

  1. What does と in the above sentence mean?
  2. How should 「いろいろとお金が必要なんです」 be translated? Money is necessary in various ways? Money is necessary for various purposes?
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    Some onomatope words can optionally attach と or come with と built-in when used as adverbs. Jan 26, 2021 at 11:38
  • I was going to link this earlier but I wasn't sure it was relevant since I didn't think いろいろ was an onomatopoeia. Maybe it is? Jan 26, 2021 at 19:18
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    @user3856370 I'm pretty sure it's not. I think that, rather, most onomatopoeia are used adverbially, not the other way around. Pretty sure いろいろ(と)is just an adverb.
    – Shurim
    Jan 26, 2021 at 21:59
  • @Shurim I think so. Thank you for the link!
    – Cabbage
    Jan 29, 2021 at 4:53


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