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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Using 頼む with と to say that you asked for something

Back to basics again :-( 田中さんにドアを閉めてと頼みました I asked Tanaka to close the door Is this sentence impolite? It seems weird that the quoted part is in the te-form. Is it really saying that the thing I ...
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Ending a sentence with っと [duplicate]

Something I saw recently was the following (a NPC tutorial message from a video game): バトルチップって、ゲットしただけじゃ使えないんだよ。サブ画面で「チップフォルダ」を選んで、チップフォルダの中に入れないとだめなんだって。忘れないように変えて復習しようっと。 What is confusing me is ...
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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 is the difference between 〜となる and 〜になる?

Is it a nuance difference? Is it formality? EDIT For example: 請求書のお支払いは現金のみとなりますので、ご了承くださいませ。 請求書のお支払いは現金のみになりますので、ご了承くださいませ。 I just made that example up, but for some reason, my gut tells me it's ...
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About と at the end of a phrase

In this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYrbaZo-tdw minute 2:13, the phrase reads: それでも何度でも また芽を出すと What does that と at the end mean for the phrase?
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Use of だと when not quoting

Is だと used similarly to って or は but it also largely emphasises what's has come before it so that you can commented? This is why I get a feeling of it meaning something along the lines of "This ...
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what does the と particle indicate or mean used before a verb? [duplicate]

We're taught that と particle is used as and & with connecting nouns. 1. But in this sentence 上司が「一杯、飲もう」と言った the verb 言った is followed by と. And the sentence means [My boss said: "Let's have ...
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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。

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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What could 出会ってたと mean here?

I'm working through a KOTOKO song and there are these lines 幼{おさな}い頃{ころ} きっと彼{かれ}と出会{であ}ってたと なんだか不器用{ぶきよう}で け散{ち}らすような視線{しせん}だけを 振{ふ}りまいた 出会ってた is something I'm not quite sure how to translate. I ...
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What is the function of the と particle in this sentence?

The text on which I found the following sentence is here: http://watanoc.com/post-1608-gozira So... There's a part where it says: 『すごく面白い』とネットで評判です So my question is what does the と particle do in ...
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Adverbializers of adjectives in Japanese (に, く, と)

I went upon some adverbializers that turn the adjective they follow into an adverb, but don't figure out if there is any rule, such as whether one particular particle (e.g. と, に) is used with one ...
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What does と mean as in いろいろと? [duplicate]

The context is the following sentence. 父が病気なものですから、いろいろとお金が必要なんです。 I have two questions. What does と in the above sentence mean? How should 「いろいろとお金が必要なんです」 be translated? Money is necessary in ...
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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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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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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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とは particle in a sentence

The sentence: これまでの私とは違うんです translates to I am not the same as before according to the anki deck I am currently using. I can't see why it means this (maybe because I don't understand what the とは ...
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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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What does volitional + と mean?

For example in this sentence: 迷宮内は天井が宿す燐光によって光源に困らない代わりに、夜になろうと朝を迎えようとその眩しい光が途切れることはない。 How should I interpret 夜になろうと朝を迎えようと? Thanks!
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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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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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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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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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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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What does と mean in 「ここにおいで」と?

As far as I know "koko ni oide" means "come here", but what does "to" add to the sentence "koko ni oide to". The context of the phrase is 今、 あなたの声が聴こえる 「ここにおいで」と
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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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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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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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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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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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Three different meanings of “と” in one sentence?

I don't understand the meaning of this sentence from Kawabata's "Snow Country Miniature": 君{きみ}とそう見劣{みおと}りしない女{おんな}でないと後{あと}で君{きみ}と会った{あった}時{とき}、心外{しんがい}じゃないか。 This is what Shimamura says to the ...
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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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「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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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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