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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Is this a conditional と or something else?

I was reading the subtitles of a game and this と particle was confusing for me: その言葉を最後に、ゆっくりと立ち上がる彼女。ふわりと長い髪が揺れ、俺の鼻先をかすめた。 「じゃあ、検温の時間だから…」 そして、そのまま背を向けると、廊下へ向かって歩き始めてしまった。 When I saw that と, the ...
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difference between ように言う and ようにと言う

I have bumped into this sentence during my immersion: なんでも 離婚した君のお父さんが娘の君が困った時に渡すようにとお母さんに言ったらしい。 Why in this case is ようにと言う and not ように言う? Is this a direct quotation instead of imperative defined ...
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What does 母と慕う彼女は mean?

What does 母と慕う彼女は mean? I posted the question on HiNative to no luck and Google Translate is definitely way off. The use of the と particle has me a bit confused.
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Does って have a conditional usage?

I came across this sentence: そういえばさ、ここら辺に出るって噂のところがあるらしいじゃん? 行ってみない? I'm not so sure about the って usage in the 出るって part, so I checked the dictionary and found out that って can also indicate a ...
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What role does だと play in this sentence?

What role does だと play in the following sentence? Sentence: 今、何時だと思いますか。 As far as I understand, だ means 'be; is'
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Understanding "何をしてたと思う"

The sentence 何をしてたと思う? apparently translates to What do you think I've been doing Questions: What is と doing here (and/or how is it literally being translated)? If we remove it, does the meaning ...
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Use of って when quotation doesn't make sense

I'm playing through a game right now and I'm seeing って used at the end of sentences a lot. I know って can be a shorthand version of the と particle, but it doesn't make sense as nobody is being quoted ...
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Understanding と in 兇暴な雄叫びを鬨の声と上げ

後方の砲兵部隊の突撃準備砲撃は、未だ止むことを知らない。   砲身の過熱も厭わず、陣地転換の間さえも惜しんだ猛砲撃だ。絶え間なく大地をどよもす大口径榴弾の炸裂音の中、楔型陣形を組んだ機甲部隊の〈ヴァナルガンド〉が前進を開始。瞬く間に最高速度に達して驀進するその背後に、追従する影のように歩兵戦闘車が続く。 パワーパックとエンジンの兇暴な雄叫びを鬨の声と上げ、鋼鉄の濁流が薄明の戦野を疾走する。 86─...
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はっきり and と - Why? [duplicate]

Why does はっきり take particle と? はっきり is already an adverb, and I don't understand how the particle contributes to the meaning in anyway, or how it even makes sense.
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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 ...
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Does と mean "with" or "for", here?

あたしと学校とりかえっこしてみない? I already know it means "Why don't you try swapping school with me?", "Why don't you, and I, try swapping school?", but I wonder if it can also mean "Why ...
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Why isn't と necessary in the following list of items?

This is a Google Translation: English: We can talk in Chinese, English, or Spanish Japanese: 中国語、英語、スペイン語で話せます。 I eat wondering: Why isn't it necessary to add と after each list item?
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Meaning of black dot punctuation and と in this sentence

安請け合いする男•友蔵と、裏切る可能性のあるヒロシ。 I'm struggling to piece together this sentence. I have 安請け合いする男 (a man who makes promises without enough thought) and 裏切る可能性のあるヒロシ (Hiroshi who has the potential to betray ...
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What do the particles で and と (coupled with nouns) mean in this sentence?

どっちの太郎が好き? どっちも太郎で太郎焼とかぶっちゃう I can't grasp the meaning of the second sentence. Particularly, I don't understand how the particles で (which I usually understand as 'by means of') and と (usually a ...
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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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past tense conjugation これ以上は 死タからその 前に殺さナいと

これ以上は 死タからその 前に殺さナいと I find it perplexing that 死タからそ is conjugated in the past tense. It being the reason (-から) for 殺さナいと, shouldn't it be in present tense? Or am I mixing it up and (-と) takes ...
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Can 幸い take a quotative phrase marked with と? [duplicate]

ここにいたとはあなたは幸いでした。 It was fortunate that you were here. (given translation) This sentence looks like gibberish to me. If it is indeed good Japanese could you please explain what とは is doing, and the ...
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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 is と doing here after this list? [duplicate]

I'm trying to understand this sentence, particularly how と works here. 朝から、算数、国語、社会、理科と退屈な授業が続く。
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中心にする vs. 中心とする

I am currently studying Japanese and one of the recent grammar points I ran into is the construct「〜を中心[に・と]する」. I was wondering whether the choice of particle has any particular connotation, or ...
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How is the と particle working in 「意外と早かったね」?

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 sentence is a noun, 意外, meaning "...
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Help break down「他人に提供した財産・労力と報酬と受け取る財産上」

I'm trying to understand the definition of「対価に見合う」and I'm uncertain about the bold part 「対価に見合う(見合った)」の意味 他人に提供した財産・労力と報酬と受け取る財産上の利益が見合っているという意味です。 Does this dot・mean "and" or "or&...
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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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Do both と and に mean "become" here?

鋳鉄と暗灰色の石材を多用した街並みを、雪はすでに半ば以上その純白で染め、おぼろな影と霞ませている。音も無く激しく、無数に舞い落ちて降り積もり、街も瓦礫も、夜の闇さえ己の色に侵食する白魔の静かな暴虐の、魂さえ漂白するようなうつくしさ。 86─エイティシックス─ 安里アサト Could you please explain the bold と and に? Do both of them ...
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What is the use of the と particle in the following sentence?

新型コロナ感染拡大前の4年前の同じ時期と比べると、およそ5割にとどまっています。 This is from a news article on the number of seats being used on the Shinkansen. I understand the meaning is "In comparison to the same time 4 years ago ...
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と使います: Why と is used instead of を?

I am preparing for my exam and have a question about the purpose of using と in a sentence. Does anyone know why と is used but not を before the verb 使います in the sentence below? From my textbook ...
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Use of と at end of a sentence

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 something along the lines as というように? So the sentence would mean something like "In a way to suggest ...
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Difference between に変わりない and と変わりない

Is there a difference between に変わりない and と変わりない, because I think I see/hear both? 外観は普通のタコと変わりない。 今日もいつもと変わりない一日でした。 すべては以前と変りなかった あなたが彼の跡取り息子の母親であることには変わりないんだから 世界中人情に変わりは無い しかしありがたいに変わりは無い ...
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Meaning of (と)感じました

I know that と can be used to mark your own thoughts, so in the following phrase: すぐに何かおかしいと感じました - I sensed immediately that something was wrong. Is it right to say that the usage of と in this case ...
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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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Can the と particle be used to express a person's thoughts other than your own?

I know that the と particle can be used to express your own thoughts, such as in: 難しい質問だと思う。- I think that it's a difficult question. But on this phrase, it's actually a question to a different ...
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と usage in 俺と同じ [duplicate]

What is the meaning of と in the following phrase? 俺と同じことをするんだ - Do the same thing I do.
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Help understanding sentence with と

From prologue of 義妹生活 novel ...ひとえに親父が「元気」だったから。よくもまああんな目に遭いながら再婚なんてする気になったと、心の底から尊敬する。物心ついたときから喧嘩ばかりの両親を見て育ってきた俺は、親父に離婚すると聞かされたときはそりゃそうだろうなと思ったし、自分の甲斐性の無さのせいだと頭を下げられたときは、...
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Problems with understanding 高が子供となめてかかる

I have problems with a phrase I found: 高が子供となめてかかる It was an example sentence of たかが: [副]程度・質・数量などが、取るに足りないさま。問題にするほどの価値のないさま。「―子供となめてかかる」「―一度の失敗」 I know that in this contenxt, なめる means to make ...
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Specific use of the particle と: 高みの見物といきますか [duplicate]

What is the meaning of the particle と in the following sentence? 高みの見物といきますか To me, it sounds a bit like に, but I can't understand it properly.
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The use of the particle の with a list of objects (や or と)

I was reading the "A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar" book on the particles と and や to better understand how they differ and I ended up with a question that I haven't been able to find ...
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Difference in sentences (と and に)友達に/と晩ご飯を食べました 彼氏に/とキスした

What would be the difference between these two sentences. 友達に晩ご飯を食べました 友達と晩ご飯をたべました My understanding is that と can mean "with" or describe taking an action with a secondary object (as well ...
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Can と、に sometimes be Interchanged in a sentence? 彼は円をドルに/と両替した。

彼は円をドルに両替した。 He exchanged yen for dollars. 彼は円をドルと交換した。 He exchanged yen for dollars. I am not sure I understand why in one sentence に is used yet in the second sentence と is used. Could と and に be ...
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What is the meaning と in this sentence containing a たる adjective?

Just wondering what function と is performing in this sentence ごく淡々と、ダンボール箱に彼の私物をしまっていく I understand that 淡々 is a たる adjective but my understanding was that と could only be used with a verb after a ...
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Usage of と particle in a a literary description

In the novel 二銭銅貨 by 江戸川乱歩, I'm wondering the use of と particle in the following sentence : 十数名の賃銀計算係が、五千人近い職工のタイム・カードから、それぞれ一ヶ月の賃銀を計算して、山と積まれた給料袋の中へ、当日銀行から引き出された、大トランクに一杯もあろうという、二十円、十円、...
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NounをAdjectiveとするNoun meaning something like a normal adjective

This is a bit embarrassing, but on no less than the very first line of Komi-san, in Japanese, I'm presented with the following: Now I've searched for a solid hour and found no definition for ...
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What does と do in this sentence? Is it just quoting?

錬金術師らの間でも 神への冒涜と暗黙のうちに禁じられていると聞きますし The first part is easy. Even among alchemists, blasphemy to God... と is tacitly forbidden, I hear. What I am thinking is that it might be a quotation. As in 「神への冒涜」...
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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」 What is the function of the bold と? Is it short for と言って?
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Do these sentences mean the same thing?

In Fate/Zero King Arthur turns out to be a a young girl who pretended to be a man to be able to become king. In the novel, after the main character uses the scabbard of Excalibur to summon her, she ...
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How to know where a quote ends?

I was reading up on how quotes are done in japanese, but I can't find anything about how far the quoted part of a sentence extents. For example this site makes a good example for what I mean: ...
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Verb complement clause type and clause structure?

How can you tell the type of verb complement clause without the accompanying particle? と marks statement clauses or direct quotations and か marks question clauses according to my copy of Practice ...
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How is 色々と used vs. 色々な

「色々と手続きがある」 I am confused about the usage of と here. I understand it is acting as an adverb, but I don't see why it isn't being used as an adjective. 色々な. Maybe I am translating it wrong? There are ...
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What is the difference between と話す and に話す

Just as the title says, I'd like to know the difference between 先生に話す and 先生と話す, since they are both correct (if I'm wrong please correct me)
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Recipient of Verb Particles [duplicate]

Can someone explain the difference between the following sentences: Watashi wa Sensei to Hanasu Watashi wa Sensei ni Hanasu The natural one for indicating a conversation involving two people is the ...
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Parsing or meaning of 我らに戦えと

This is in a Manga where B is asked by A: A: お前たち恵み多き地に住みたくないか? B: それは… 我らに戦えと? かつてはそういった土地を手に入れるため戦{いくさ}に明け暮れましたが[...] While I get the meaning of the rest, I don't know how to deal with 我らに戦えと, ...

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