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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Comparing nouns

Good day, I would like some clarification with regards to comparing nouns. In some references like Minna no Nihongo, the sentence formula would be something like A と B と + どちら のほうが/が + Adjectiveですか。 ...
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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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Meaning of とし in this sentence

Aが出たとし、B。 (This is what the speaker is telling to another person on the phone) Where A is an event that already happend (let's say an accident), and B means something like "I'll send you more info on ...
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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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A sentence where the conjugation in the past tense confounds me

In the sentence: 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 ...
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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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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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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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Is the と particle quotation literal or context matters?

I was listening to this one song and got a little confused about its meaning. There seems to be a guy talking a bout himself, and then he talks about a girl who either, supposedly, would talk about ...
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Function of と in this sentence

I'm struggling with figuring the function of the particle と in this sentence from a book of Japanese literature in parallel text from the beginning of 夏目漱石's 夢十夜: 腕組をして枕元に坐っていると、仰向に寝た女が、...
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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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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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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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Should I replace commas with と in Japanese?

I have seen many times sentences that connect many objects with と which in English would require comma. So, is it better to generally just replace comma with と whenever connecting many things together?...
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how do I use と書くいてありました in different tempus

I'm struggling to learn how to use と書くいてありました in citing from things I have read and learn to quote it in the japanese way. the way I use 書くいて is apparently in the wrong tempus so is it okay to use ...
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meaning of とが in this sentence

I saw this in news: アパートで、30前後と見られ男性が血まみれで、死亡しているところとが見つかれました。 Can anyone explain what is the use of とが in this sentence, and maybe provide some examples?