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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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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What is the meaning of this と “and” or “with”?

皆さん、こんにちは! 昨日、新しいコロナウイルスについて読んで、何か面白いものを見つけた! これで手伝ってくれないの? So, I found a bit confusing the following sentence: この女性の娘と結婚している男性にも、ウイルスがうつっていました。 In the beginning I thought that the meaning of this ...
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Meaning of と in “Quantifier plus と”

I failed to understand the meaning of と in the sentence "峠を二つ三つとこえても、まだ海は見えてこない" when I read the story あの坂をのぼれば. I browsed through the meanings of と in 明鏡国語辞典, but it seems none of them fits. Could ...
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と in 急だとは思わなかった

It's translated as "I didn't think it was so steep". It looks to me that と here is used a a nominalizer, but I didn't find any dictionary to confirm this. Also, can it be replaced by other nominalizer,...
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What is the meaning of function of the と (無駄と) in this sentence?

士道はもう何を言っても無駄とつっこみを諦め、はあと息を吐いて問い返した。 Hi. Dear teachers. What is the meaning and function of the 「と」 (無駄と) in this sentence? Thank you.
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Questions about a correction, nominalizing, and particles

I was practicing writing sentences and tried to write the following in Japanese: I heard he escaped from the island. I originally came up with 彼が島から逃げるのを聞いたそうです。 But then I was corrected by 2 ...
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Usage of とwhere it seems てshould be used [duplicate]

I recently started playing Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! in Japanese, and I have seen this grammar come up a few times. Most recently in the following dialog. この ポケモンジムは 閉まっとる To me it seems as if the ...
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Why 「と」 in 「行為と受け取り」? (And 「洞察」)

Same short story, another sentence I kinda get (maybe), but I'm missing something: 親子関係に見て取れぬでもないその二人は、トーマス井口が店の中に入ってきた途端に揃ってガッと目を剥き、信来の客の容貌をしげしげと観察し出した。極端な度合いの非礼洞察行為と受け取りはしたものの、トーマス井口は意に介さず、...
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Question about the use of 察す

I was reading a light novel, and this sentence came up, is と here working as quotation with 察して? and what can the verb in this situation mean? むしろ追いかけられていると察して、逃げ足を速めるに違いない。
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Why not use 波長が合う

短い人生の中で 最も楽しいことは 自分の心の波長と合う人との 出会いです   稲盛和夫 Why not use 「波長が合う人」, but 「波長と合う」?
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とまで parsing and usage

In no game no life, this is one of the first things that is said about "blank", and it is supposed to translate to: "Among gamers, they're said to be unbeatable. 勝{か}つことは不可能{ふかのう}とまで言われるゲーマーの話を‌ (...
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Can you tell me the difference between に似る and と似る?

So basically I read something saying the difference between に似る and と似る is that と marks one side of a mutual relationship and に only shows the standard of comparison, but I have no idea what that ...
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What is the meaning of “と” here?

I was going through the sentences and explanations of "言っておく" when "言っておくと" caught my eye. It repeatedly showed up as an alternative to "言っておくけど". I think けど here is ...
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what does と mean here

文字は、言語と直接結び付いて意味を表すものであり、その結び付いた意味によって字種に分類される。 I have a rough understanding of the first sentence, but the usage of 「と」 here goes beyond me. Does it mean "and" or "to" here?
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How do you say “I think X is Y”

I've been thinking of this for a while and I need a bit of a clarification. For example, if I want to say "I think he is a good person", would it be: a) 私は彼がいい人と思う   or b) 私は「彼はいい人」と思う Also, if it ...
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What is this usage of と at the end of a sentence in this song? And in general?

In the song Chercher by KOTOKO, there are a couple lines that look like completed thoughts/sentences, but end in と For example 約束{やくそく}する 私{わたし}がすぐあなたのこと探{さが}し出{だ}すと Also she definitely says 「と」...
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Nominal connectors in embedded sentences: 名詞・形容動詞 +「である」「だという」「な」等 (+ こと) の使い分けについて

This is a general question about what to place after nominals when connecting them to constructs like こと. Lately I've realized I've either forgotten or never knew when I should be using だということ over ...
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Meaning of と in this sentence [duplicate]

In a short story I'm reading (or trying to) I found this sentence: 屋上の手すりから、ひらひらと風になびくタータンチェックのひだスカートと、そこからにょっきりと生えた二本の脚とが見えた I think the general meaning is the character saw from the rooftop's ...
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What is the function of と in this sentence?

学生時代にもっと勉強すればよかったと、今ではとても残念だ。 This doesn't seem like the ~と... pattern: Expresses the idea that when ~ arises or happens, it will definitely lead to ...
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How is the と particle working in 「意外と早かったね」?

Here is the sentence in question 意外と早かったね。 The speaker is saying this in what I would take as a form of astonishment at how fast the students moved the wooden logs out of the warehouse. In the ...
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Why is the particle と being used in the following sentences?

I'm reading the JLPT N3 読む guide and the explanation for the conjunction ただ says this: 前の文の内容と違うことがあると付け加えて説明する。 Also, there's a section where the next sentence appears: 台風が接近しています。そのため、...
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と in the first sentence + た in the second sentence

I already learned how と functions. It is used when we’re talking about natural things .When something happens another thing always happens too. I sometimes see と sentence like this one 街灯じゃ暗いと ...
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What does と mean in と思います, と言う, and と見る?

愛という光 means "The light which is called Love", but why is と used? Why does 見る mean "to see" but と見る means something like "it was judged to be"? What function is と serving?
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Volitional + と without follow-up

The following sentence was part of the last exercise I did: あなたが何を見つけようと、それは途方もなく危険なもの_____。大勢の人間が私達を殺そうとしてるんだから。 A A. に間違いない、B. に越したことはない、C. に相違ない、D. に決まっている The right answer was D. The ...
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Order of compound particles

I came across the following sentence: 彼氏と大喧嘩して、お前とはもう別れたいとまで言われた。 Why are と and まで in that order? Would "別れたいまでと言われた" be incorrect? Is there a rule concerning the order in which particles must be ...

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