Questions tagged [particle-と]

助詞「と」. Used as a conjunction ("and") or preposition ("with") when attached to nouns, or "if" when attached to verbs.

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After a Katakana word then “tto” are both Hiragana or Katakana acceptable for the Sokuon?

I have seen examples of both quite often, even for the same exact sentence, examples: おなべの中からボワっと/おなべの中からボワッと。 This is a lyric from おどるポンポコリン(Odoru Ponpokorin)、A song for ちびまる子ちゃん(Chibi Maruko Chan) ...
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Understanding あるとは珍しい [duplicate]

「おおっ、こんなぜいたくな物がうちにあるとは珍しいね」 Oh, finding such luxurious presents at our place is unusual. I'm a bit confused by the と in this sentence. I can only imagine that it is a conditional と. I guess "if ...
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What does に vs と mean in やっぱり俺はお前と同じだ?

This is a (no spoilers) line from the recent Attack on Titan S4E5 (ep64). やっぱり俺はお前と同じだ And I understand it, but I'm just a bit confused because I expected it to be: やっぱり俺はお前に同じだ Because the ...
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Interpretation of a phrase

侍は一旦護ると決めたものは死んでも護る The Samurai even if he die, he protect what he decided to protect. 護ると決めたもの = Something that was decided to protect. How do you guys understand this phrase ?
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「と使う」ってなぜ「を」じゃなくて「と」なのですか?

I sometimes see 「と使う」instead of 「を使う」. My understanding was that the only occasion where「使う」takes 「と」is with 引用, as explained here. (文や句をそのまま受けて)動作・作用・状態の内容を表す。引用の「と」。 For some examples, we don't ...
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Question about the と particle in comparative constructs

I've been making my way through the book Elementary Japanese Volume 1 and in the chapter on comparatives it introduced this construction: AとBとでは、どちらの方がXですか。Between A and B, which one is X-er? AとBとでは、...
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What does 「とある」 mean in these sentences?

The following sentence appears in this video at around 7 min: 教科書の中でキツツキは木に穴をあけるとありましたが、一秒間のうちに何回どんどんどんどんってできるでしょうか? The follwing sentence appears in this answer: "メニューには売り切れとある" (menu ...
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I'd like to understand the pattern “verb+nai+to(+ne)”

In the sentence: 掟は ちゃんと教えないとね (okite wa chanto oshienai to ne) [You must be taught the rules properly.] I'd like to understand this pattern of using verb-nai-to(-ne). Thanks.
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Interchangeability of も and と to emphasize size

Both も and と, when used with counters, emphasize the size of the amount being mentioned. From what I've learned, も usually emphasizes how "large" it is while と emphasizes how "small&...
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Usage of と particle in this specific case

I bumped into this sentence recently "話し手から見て、聞き手の方に より近いと意識される物事を指す。" I was wondering whether or not the と particle before "意識される物事を指す。" is the one which marks a quotation, ...
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Usage of と in the end of a sentence

I'm watching Tanya the evil to learn some more complicated kanji and speech, and this one sentence I don't understand completely the usage of と in the sentence “つまりは勝利をめざさないと”. The translation that's ...
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What does と mean when it is at the beginning of a sentence?

I believe it is acting maybe as a conjunction of すると But I'm not 100% sure。Here is the paragraph for full context. さすがに少女の落胆にも物申したいところだが、自分の不甲斐なさが身にしみていてついつい言葉が出てこない。 と,それまで彼女の肩の上で沈黙を守っていた小猫が尻尾を振りながら ...
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Omitting と when listing things

So I was wondering if someone could clear up when you are allowed to omit と when listing things and when it's usually recommended to omit と. Here are some examples of sentences I found in a book that ...
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What type of と is in this sentence?

Hi I found this sentence while sentence mining and I can't figure out how と is used. なんちゃってドッキリでした~ と出ていけば それでOKだ I assume it is the と used for quotes but I'm not sure.
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How can I understand というくらい / ってくらい

How can I understand any sentence with ってくらい ''脳みそうが耳から溶け出すんじゃないかってくらい柔らかい'' <--- Context: MC was talking about his master ''師匠が言うには'' ''ガキのうちは足が早いだけでモテる'' ''中坊じゃ喧嘩がつよい奴がモテ'' ''そっから先は頭がいいやつはモテる''...
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I don't get what ''元気よくとはいかない'' means

''~とりあえず、新学期。まぁさ、元気よくとはいかないけど、でもこんな天気もいいし、桜も咲いてるし、もう少しだけ愛想が良くてもいいんじゃないかしら?'' What はいかない is? is it like てはいけない (must not/don't have to)? If so, why はいけない and not はいかない? Could you break '''元気よくとはいかない'' ...
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Meaning of ''とね''

I was reading a novel and then I saw this following sentence: ''でも、まぁ草薙にはいろいろ迷惑かけてるし、なんか今日はサービスしてあげてもいいかなぁ、とね'' What's the function of とね?
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ちりと化すぞ - What is the function of particle と?

Could someone explain to me the function of the particle と in this case? ちりと化すぞ ありがとうございます。
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して omitted in として?

I am reading this manga called Spy x Family; In one of the pages there is a car accident caused by a failure of the car break, resulting in the death of a Diplomat. Later in a meeting, the following ...
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What is the function of the と in といきましょう

「うふふ、そうですねぇ、せっかくですから直接対決といきましょう。士織さんもステージで何かやってくださいよぉ」 Hi. What is the function of the bold と? Is it short for と言って? Thank you.
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Can と indicante the object or the topict too as well as the を and は particles do?

I saw sometimes と indicating a topic. Like in the sentence: そんな既視感に戸惑いを感じていると、こちらを見つめる視線に気が付いた ( My attempt of tranlation is "I felt confused by that deja vu feeling by noticing the line of sight ...
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Role of と in a particular sentence 満たされないと泣いているのは [duplicate]

Here is a sentence that I have trouble translating 満たされないと泣いているのはきっと満たされたいと願うから。 because I have difficulty understanding the role of the と located in the first part of it 満たされないと泣いているのは ... The ...
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Use of と at end of a sentence

Just wanted to ask something about this use of と at the end of a sentence that I came across in a visual novel. 白い彫像が落ちているのだと思った. プールの守り神みたいなものが、鎮座しているんだと Would I be correct in interpreting this と as ...
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double use of と as grammatical construct or choice of literary style?

日本で最も有名な小説家は? と問われれば、多くの人が「太宰 治」と答えるでしょう。 IF [と+ verb(1)] asked, many "would answer" [と+verb(2)] Osamu. OR translated as IF [と+verb(1)] asked, many answer "with" [と+ after noun] ...
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Can someone help me understand what the と particle is doing in this sentence?

I'm fairly certain the と particle here is the conditional form. But I could be totally wrong. それが真実であると仮定しよう。 The translation I have for it is, "Let's suppose it is true". But it seems odd ...
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What does adding 'も=also' have to do when と alone seems to convey the complete meaning perfectly? [duplicate]

Edit: 新築の家を買った。今週を限りにこのマンションともお別れだ。 According to a thankfully posted comment, I realized that 新築の家を買った。今週を限りにこのマンションともお別れだ。seems to be sufficient and も adds the sense of 'also'. How was that 'sense' ...
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How to say “with Person A and Person B”?

Recently I saw this sentence: マリアさんもホセさん、テレサちゃんときてください I understand this as Maria, please also come, along with Jose and Teresa If my translation is correct, is the comma a standard way of ...
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「ことと」 in a list of actions (and だったろう)

In a story I'm reading I found this exchange: 「違うことをする理由が、見当たらない」 鳥井{とりい}は彼女の後ろ姿を眺めて、そうつぶやいた。 そしてその言葉はまったく、そのまま当たっていたのだった。 数少ない違ったことはと言えば、彼女が何回かヒールの高いサンダルで走ろうとして、つまずいたことと、...
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Difference of using と and と一緒に as “taking action with someone”

‎In Lesson 4 of Genki 1, it states that one of the meanings of と is "together with". e.g. メアリーさんはスーさんと韓国に行きます。 However, the adverb of "together" is 一緒に and when と is added it has a ...
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Placement of noun + と in this sentence

お前が扱ってるヤマと同一手口の強盗が発生した行ってこい (Taken from a line said by a character) How come ヤマと is placed after 扱ってる? Would it change the meaning of the sentence if it had been written as ...
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Function of と in the following sentence [duplicate]

Is the function of と in this sentence kind of like the "if" と where there is an initial condition, that is followed by resulting condition? この手紙から察すると彼は立腹してるようだ。 For example, "I gathered from the ...
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Confusion between ~に似てる ~と似てる

From https://www.imabi.net/theparticleto.htm, と may mark a subject being compared. As for 似る, ~に似る and ~と似る are possible but slightly different. と in this case marks one side of a mutual relation(...
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What does あったりと mean?

僕の住まう差大角豆(ささげ)町の町並みは都会とは程遠く、木々が街道を飾り、町の至る所に雑木林があったりと、とても長閑(のどか)な町だ。 Is the あったりと connected to the last part of the sentence through the 〜たりする grammar? If so, what does "と" mean in "あったりと"? I know ...
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Can you omit the action when using と and help understanding/parsing this sentence

『監視されているみたいだ』と不評の声も多い見回りだけど, 案外さっきみたいな事柄のためにやっているのかもしれないな。 The complete sentence is given above. As the title has said, can you omit the action when using と? From some sentences I've seen, an action ...
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これなら5分と持たずに… (purpose of と particle) [duplicate]

I understand this sentence as meaning "Touya will lose! At this rate he will not last 5 minutes" but I am puzzled as to why と is used here With a direct search i see that "と持たずに" is not only a used ...
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私と同じ or 私のと同じ when comparing possession

This question made me think. 彼の車は私と同じです。 His car is the same as mine. Except that isn't a literal translation. A literal translation would be "His car is the same as me". But I am not a car. ...
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I can't understand the use of と in 新しい政策はあまり良いとは思えません。

Hi I'm a beginner with japanese, also I'm not a native english speaker, and I'm struggling with things like this since long ago: I learned basic use of particles and currently I can understand several ...
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How do I interpret this usage of として?

一秒として同じ姿を保っていない I get the feeling it means something like "Not even for a second" but what exactly does this として do?
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Why is とは used over に in this Sentence?

姉妹を想うが故に風太郎とは反発してる。 I am a bit confused by the とは where I would have expected a に/には. I don't quite know what function the と serves in this case and how the meaning would differ from に/には.
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山と積む: what does this と mean?

In the expression 山と積む (meaning 山ように積む , I think) I can't understand the grammatical function of this と. Is there any omission after と in the phrase? Or is this a use of と that I don't recognize? Or ...
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I really can't understand the use of に + と USED TOGETHER in this clause

I'm reading a book, and I found this: 二十歳のお祝いにと店長がプレゼントしてくれたカメラ Now, why are に and と used together? I can understand the function of に (meaning "at", I suppose, if お祝い means "celebration"), but ...
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Placement of と in this sentence

need some slight help with Genki 1. On the listening comprehension, it asks what the person was doing. I interpreted the sentence as へやでけんさんとおんがくをきいていました but the book lists the answer as (けんさんと) ...
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Literal meaning of と-Particle in これより濃いと消毒する力

This is a text from NHK easy news where the alcohol content of desinfectants is being discussed: これより濃{こ}いと消毒{しょうどく}する力{ちから}が小{ちい}さくなるため、薄{うす}くして使{つか}うように言{い}っています。 I am wondering here about the ...
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What's the difference between で and と

で and と particle can be used to mean "and" in english. For example: 彼女はお金持ちできれい AさんとBさんはいません In the sentences above, both と and で means "and", but they are not interchangeable. When would one use と ...
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〜といっている from Dragon Ball

Villain to Goku in Dragon Ball (Chapter 2), translated as: "If you leave the turtle, I'll spare your lives". かめをおいていけば = If you leave behind the turtle 命を助けてやる = I'll save your lives for you ...
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を-, と- and に-particle usage with 合わせる

Recently, I found out that 合わせる can go with many particles. Jisho gives here (https://jisho.org/search/%E5%90%88%E3%82%8F%E3%81%9B%E3%82%8B) some examples on this: あなたの計画{けいかく} を 私{わたし} に 合わせなさい。...
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Clarifying on the use of と

I came over this sentence during my study. ちらっと見ると、彼女も寒さで震えている I understand the latter half of the sentence, in the sense that "the girl was shivering from the cold". However, I have no idea what ...
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What's the difference when using と and を to mark a spoken sentence

What's the difference between using と and を in the sentence below: 「食べる」と紙に書いてくれた 「食べる」を紙に書いてくれた They both mean, He wrote "eat" on the paper
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How to express “X (and parenthetically Y)”?

When writing in English, quite often I'll want to express a connection between two noun phrases as “X (or Y)” or “X (and Y)”, where the punctuation adds a notion of “Y is a little beside the point, ...
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体操でもしてこよっと DB Chapter 2 [duplicate]

This is Goku translated as: "Alright. Exercise time!". 体操 = excercise でも = but して = doing こよっと = ?? I couldn't find any reference to understand でもして. Also the ending こよっと, I couldn't find it in ...

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