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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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「西片と夕日 見れたしね」means "saw sunset with him" or "saw both him and sunset"?

screenshot is from 「からかい上手の高木」S3E2 The official Chinese subtitle is "毕竟见到了西片和夕阳", which means "西片和夕阳 都看到了"(saw both Nishikata and the sunset) The funny is there is a comment, ...
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Verb stem+ては+と? And who is the subject of this sentence?

Context Kamekichi, a young boy with super powers, is being tortured/experimented on by a scientist who is trying to get Kamekichi to use his powers by electrocuting him. Unsatisfied and feeling that ...
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What does と do to this sentence?

I am sorry in advance, as this is likely a duplicate, but after digging through the particle definitions and other similar questions, I can't identify what と particle is doing here: 急に、なんの前触れもなく“奪われる”...
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What does になると mean here? Is it a quote?

甘えん坊で、泣き虫の栄五ちゃんは、俺を慕ってくれていた。俺の家の子になると泣いてくれたくらいだ。その涙は幼い俺の胸を歓に満たした。 The character mention how the character called 栄五 used to cry for him and be very affectionate as a kid. I am confused by this line ...
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What is となって doing in this sentence?

イナズマジャパンが世界一となって10年。 I am playing イナズマイレブンGO, and I ran into this line. From just the words, I am guessing it means something like "It has been 10 years since Inazuma Japan became number 1 in the ...
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Is this とも or と plus も?

An excerpt from Harry Potter (Japanese translation); その時ハリーは、勇敢とも、間抜けともいえるような行動に出た。 Then Harry behaved in a way you could call both brave and idiotic. (My TL) I think the meaning of the sentence is ...
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Usage of だろうと in this sentence?

その態度を見ると分かってるみたいだけど彼の許可なくあんな言ったら当事者だろうとアウティング同然だぞ So I understand the sentence is akin to "it looks like, after you saw the current state, you understand it, however if you say those things ...
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When we say "Ms. Ono is married to Mr. Mori", which sentence is correct?

When we say "Ms. Ono is married to Mr. Mori", which sentence is correct? "小野さんは森さんと結婚した" or "小野さんと森さんは結婚した"? How to say "Ono and Mori are both married"?
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Why is のにと used here?

あんなに思い合ったのにと悲しくて、 何度も約束したのにと悔しくて、 込み上げてきた涙で視界がじわりと滲んだ。 I understand the use of "のに" as "despite" however what function does と add in this sentence?
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What kind of grmmar is "ためにと"?

俺以外の奴がいると出ないってことなのか、 あるいは何かあったときのためにと 電気をつけっぱなしでいるのが悪いのか。 Context: The main character told one of his roommates that a ghost has been appearing in his room. So now they are sitting in his room ...
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What does と見て mean in this context? [duplicate]

I was trying to translate some phrases from an anime and と見て appeared, which I have no idea what it is. It all happened while the protagonist was watching the news. 本日未明桜見町の路地裏で 刃物で刺された女性の遺体が見つかりました ...
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徒花”と”咲いて散っていく = bloomed and fell away “as” a fruitless flower

What does 徒花と咲いて散っていくきみに mean ? At first, I thought it means “To you and a fruitless flower”, but later I saw the lyrics translating to “To you, who bloomed and fell away as a fruitless flower” So, ...
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いいがと、Pattern meaning?

I am reading the Japanese translation of Matilda. I am stuck on understanding the following sentence: 事故にでもあわなければいいがと、ミセス・フェルプスはそれが気がかりだったが、けっきょく、口出ししないことに決めた。 What is the meaning of が in the ...
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can で particle be used to say "and"

I saw some example sentences where the で particle was used to say "and", can't you just use "と" or "し"? Why was で used?
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Role of と in 必要とします

植物は水と光を必要とします I don't understand the second particle と here. I was taught 必要があります, and I don't understand this construction, the は is also confusing to me, I would have used に. Shouldn't it be: ...
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I do not understand what 弱めんと means [duplicate]

I am facing the following sentence 彼は痛みを弱めんと試みています。which sounds, more or less, "He's trying to lessen the distress (or the pain)". What's gonna puzzling me is the 弱めんと form which looks like ...
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な Adjective + と

What does it mean when と is attached to an adjective? For example, what's the difference between 意外と and 意外に?
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Usage of と in 「...その夢の完全なる成就とそれによる至福の喜びに浸っている」

In the second episode of Death Note, the main character reads a passage from a school book: ついに夢を現実のものとした彼はその夢の完全なる成就とそれによる至福の喜びに浸っている My question concerns the usage of と after 成就: Why not use に ...
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Understanding 「あの後のオヤジとあれからどうだった?」

From the second episode of Death Note, a classroom a student says to another student: ってあの後のオヤジとあれからどうだった? I'm curious about this <NOUN>と...<COPULA> usage here. Is this slang for ...
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What is the use ようとは + passive?

おそまつな警備だな これで俺を捕まえようとは舐められたもんだ My vague understanding of the sentence is akin to "Ill prepared defenses. If they are attempting to catch me with that, they are looking down on me." However ...
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Is the と here used as a conditional?

I have the following sentence: 2019年に亡くなったジャニー喜多川氏から若いときに性被害を受けたと、ジャニーズ事務所のタレントだった人たちが言って、問題になっています。 I don't think the と in the first part of the sentence serves as a conditional, but I can't figure ...
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Understanding なぜかって

Consider じゃあ なぜ落とした? 丁寧に使い方まで書いて 間違って落としたなんて言うなよ なぜかって? 退屈だったから In this context, what does なぜかって mean? And is it parsed as なぜ + かって, where かって is the て-form of some verb なぜ + か particle + って?
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What does ようにと言う mean in 薬を飲んで様子を見るようにと言われました?

This is the context: 今朝はここちゃんを動物病院に連れて行きました。診断結果はスナッフルでした。うさぎにはよくある病気で、薬を飲んで様子を見るようにと言われました。 I know the expression ように言う, but why is there a と in ~ようにと言われました?
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Meaning of 「と」at the end of a sentence [duplicate]

The opening chapter of Doraemon is titled 「未来の国からはるばると」and I'm not sure what the 「と」means at the end of the sentence here.
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What does のと mean in this context?

I was reading a children's book in Japanese and found this sentence: 明日になったら、町へ行って、木の実の干したのと、便せんを交換できないか聞いてみよう。 I understand most of it, except the part that says "木の実の干したのと". I know 木の実 ...
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Noun だという adjective+ noun

私の恋人のみどり My lover Midori 外面がいいことが悩みだという不器用な人 On the outside is fine she's a clumsy person. What I don't understand is 悩みだという acting here. Am I missing something?
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What is ながらだと? How is different from ながら?

目を逸らしながらだと撫でられますよ Tl: While avoiding his eyes, you can pet him. But what is the だと in ながらだと?
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What is the meaning of と in 足りないからとキスして? [duplicate]

This is part of a song called マリーゴールド. アイラブユーの言葉じゃ 足りないからとキスして 雲がまだ二人の影を残すから いつまでもいつまでもこのまま I'm quite confused to understand what と is doing in 足りないからとキスして. Maybe it's just an emphasis and the ...
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What is the difference among the three "と" in "私と旦那さんとの今の関係について話すとみんな驚いていました"?

context: ...夜は飲みに行きました。みんなで近況を話して楽しかったです。私と旦那さんとの今の関係について話すとみんな驚いていました。 Do the first two "と" mean the same? If the first two "と" mean "and","I and my husband", ...
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Unclear usages of の in 「Xとの対話を」 and 「諦めないのと同じ理由」

While reading this page in the Attack on Titan manga, I had a problem understanding some particles used in this text bubble on the bottom right. (Possible spoilers, read at your own risk) As I ...
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と as verbs connector?

Me and my friend read manga in Japanese as a tool to study. We are currently reading 進撃の巨人 and we had a problem understanding the role of the kana と mid sentence. Here is the manga panel for context ...
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Is verb + と同じくらい grammatical

ロンがハリーに興味を持ったと同じぐらい、ハリーもロンに関心を持った。 Harry was interested in Ron just as much as Ron was interested in Harry. Is it grammatical to have と同じぐらい after a verb? I would have expected to see a nominaliser (...
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Can と見る be used instead of と言う

Can 見る be used rather than 言う in this context? Why is this written: 「なぜ止まったんだ」と僕を見ました。 Short Stories in Japanese for Intermediate Learners by Olly Richards, page 22 I would maybe have expected this: ...
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Should I use や or と for إِنَّمَا?

I hope this question is not a duplicate and it belongs here. I wanted to ask as simple question about particle や (ya) and と (to) which was used in a translation from an Arabic text. Here's the Arabic ...
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Particle と function in "あんまりのりだすとあぶないぞー"

A small doubt, in the phrase: "あんまりのりだすとあぶないぞー" I do not understand why the particle と is in the phrase, its function is not to include anything? As in lists etc? What function is she ...
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Purpose of と in しゅつどのようとふめいひん

I am wondering which of its roles the と fulfills in the following sentence found in a Hiragana Times article. The sentence is the name of an exhibition: 「ー奈良市出土のようと不名品ー」 The のよう part I only know as &...
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Parsing XをYにと請われた

ダンブルドアを大臣にと請われたんだがな、... (Japanese TL) They wanted Dumbledore fer (for) minister ... (original Harry Potter) The grammar of this sentence confuses me. Is 請う in passive form, or is this honorific? ...
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Conditional patterns: Why does this book say と isn't OK in these situations?

I believe several users here are familiar with the book 中上級を教える人のための日本語文法ハンドブック. My question is related to Chapter 30 in this book, which is about conditional patterns (たら, と, ば, なら, ...). In this ...
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When do you use と、も、や、へ、or か for adding nouns/verbs/etc? What are the specific rules for each of these particles? [closed]

I am currently learning Japanese grammar and have learned that へ and も can be used interchangeably but typically も is used and へ is I guess something usually used by older people or when certain words ...
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Can someone show me more example where particle と is used the way it is in this sentence [closed]

食べ物や化粧品など免税の品物をウェブサイトで予約するとQRコードが出ます Link to the article https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/easy/k10013941291000/k10013941291000.html
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と+に in 棚が手前と奥とに2つあって

棚が手前と奥とに2つあって How does と+に function here. And, what does it mean. In my opinion, I think it's same as 棚が手前と奥、2つあって、 (I think there's no need to add とに) Full sentence : 棚が手前と奥とに2つあって、...
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Particle usage with 打ち明ける

Can 打ち明ける take particles を and と at the same time? I'm assuming so. I'm wondering which would be more natural between 1> 彼は猫が嫌いと、ひどい秘密を打ち明けた。 2> 彼は猫が嫌いというひどい秘密を打ち明けた。 He confided his terrible ...
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Volitional form + かと

それから、少し手足を伸ばそうかと、道路のむかい側にあるパン屋まで歩いて買物に行くことにした。 After that he stretched out a little and decided to go to the bread shop on the opposite side of the street. First of all I'm not sure if he stretches ...
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Onomatopoeia + と + した = Adjective?

むっちりとした太股 was translated as “plump thighs”. Can I make an onomatopoeia into an adjective by adding とした?
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Why is 「元気となる」considered awkward?

From an IMABI tutorial on the particle と: As you can see, "元気となる" is marked with an "△/X", which I'm assuming means it's not proper Japanese? What about this sentence is bad ...
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Using と as a comparison particle properly

From an IMABI tutorial on the と particle: It appears the lesson is that the noun marked by と/に marks the "basis of comparison", or the thing which other things are being compared to. ...
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Changing word order in「彼らは一緒に敵と戦っていた。」

Consider the following two, almost identical sentences: (A) 彼らは一緒に敵{てき}と戦{たたか}っていた。 They fought the enemy together. (B) 彼らは敵{てき}と一緒に戦{たたか}っていた。 They fought mutually with the enemy. Understanding the ...
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と-particle as "and" vs. と-particle as "with"

と as "and": This follows the Noun+と+Noun(と) pattern: 犬と猫がいる There is a dog and a cat. と as "with": 友達と遊ぶ。 Play with friend. Combining both senses at once: Here the first と is ...
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Understanding the と-particle in 「宏と花子は同時に結婚する。」

Consider the sentence 宏と花子は同時に結婚する。 This sentence apparently means Hiroshi and Hanako will marry simultaneously. Question: Is と being here used in the "with" sense, or the "and"...
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What does the と at the end, following a complete sentence and comma mean?

What is purpose of the と at the end of this sentence? And why is there a comma before it? 少ししたらぽっかり目が覚めちゃって、気付いたら佳織ちゃんとひとつベッドの上だった、と For context this was the previous sentence. 忍び込んだはいいけど、...
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