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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伝聞を表さない、文末に来る「という」の働き

最近あるホラーゲームの実況を見ている時、一人の実況者がある段階をクリアした後、笑ってこう言っていました。 しかも、結構やっぱ、懐中電灯なくても全然暗くないっていう 前にも、一緒にプレイしている相手が何回か「懐中電灯がなくても暗くない」と意外そうに言っていたので、そちらに関連があると思いますが、この「という」の働きはわからないのです。「ということ」「らしい」「と言われる」を意味する文末の「...
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How is Volitional + と used in these sentences?

In these sentences, I don't understand this particular use of volitional + と. It seems that it's interchangeable with ように or ために in these cases. But I've never seen Volitional + と used like this. ...
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と as a consequence

I was told that [と] can be used to indicate a condition such as "if x, then y"; however, it should have a "natural" nuance. For example, there's an example people usually teach you: "if you turn off ...
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Can と be used to restate a noun?

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。 Does this mean "Starting early, I have boring classes which are arithmetic, language, society, and ...
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Using と to mark a question

I've been working on listening practice again. This time, I'm watching the first episode of an anime series called スケッチブック 〜full color's〜. In the first episode, a certain character asks three ...
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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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Use of と見える in this sentence

I understand that と見える can come after a noun, a verb and an i-adjective and means 'seems'. Could you please provide some simple examples of how to use this construct with a noun? I can't think of an ...
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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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まだいたとはね meaning

I'm trying (to no avail) to translate this sentence: まだいたとはね. I think it means something along the lines of here we go again, but I'm not sure. I don't really understand what いた means here. Is it a ...
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How is と used in these sentences?

I have some sentences that involve the usage of と that I still don't understand: 1. This is from another user's post 私はあなたがいつも忙しいと分かっています。 2. My previous question いつもと変えてたまに外で食事しよう。 At the very ...
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〜と whenever's second clause must follow first clause

I'm a bit confused as to why the following sentence is wrong. 私はその人と話すと喫茶店{きっさてん}に行きます。 The book says The event described by the second clause must follow the event described in the first half ...
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Question about particle と

I cannot grasp the meaning of と in the following sentence. 俺はここ2年近く一人暮らしをしていたけど、料理が上手くなる事は無かったし、咲も必要が無い上に興味が向かないと料理はしなかった。 Some sort of translation: "I've been living alone these 2 years, however ...
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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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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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Difference between ~だろうと and ~でも

Is there a major difference between ~だろうと and ~でも constructions in nuance? Can ~だろうと only be used with question words? I've seen any volitional followed by と for an effect like ~ても, but usually only ...
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What does の apply to after a list of items with と?

I've looked around, but I couldn't find an answer for this question. Here's the example phrase that I'm trying to translate that I pulled from a light novel: せりとレタスとキャベツの違い I'm not sure whether ...
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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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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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Ending sentences with “、と。”

I've seen sentences ending with "、と。" many times in some particular texts. Here are some examples: Example 1 (source: 嫌われる勇気 by 岸見一郎) 青年 先生は「すべての悩みは対人関係の悩みである」とおっしゃる。裏を返せば、われわれの幸福もまた、...
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Usage of と particle

What is the function of the "と" particle in this sentence? 沢山手紙を書くからね, と.
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と (to) vs に (ni) in a phrase like “I am speaking with/to”

I've heard the following two sentences and I'd like to understand the differences between the two, if any, and when it is appropriate to use one vs the other: おいしゃさんとはなしています おいしゃさんにはなしています It is my ...
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と after listing things with たり

根本的なところから変えようとしっかり睡眠をとったり、食生活を見直したりといろいろ取り組んでいます Should I interpret といろいろ取り組んでいます as "doing various activities like a and b" or "doing things like a, b, and working on various activities". I'm not ...
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Meaning of 認める and how to use it

From this article (for those keeping up it's the same as my previous question): 水産庁は、これから、この工場からEUの国にかつお節を輸出してもいいと認める予定です After this the fisheries agency are planning to accept that it's okay to ...
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What is the role of と in this case?

What is the role of と in this article title? 花粉 この春東京都内で飛ぶ量は去年とほぼ同じ
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Can 気づく be used with quotation と?

As in this example: ルイスさんの日本語は太田先生も外国人だと気づかなかったほど上手です。 I think that the beginning says: "As for Mr. Lewis's Japanese, even Prof. Ōta..." And then the end is: "...[his Japanese] is so good to the ...
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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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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 role of と after a noun when it doesn't appear to count or list anything?

The sentence I'm trying to understand is this one: いっすんぼうしは おじいさんと おばあさん よび おひめさまと けっこんして しあわせに くらしました I don't understand the meaning of the second と (in bold). To me all the sentence is like ...
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と for talking about tomorrow

明日雨が降ると公園に行きません。 (if it rains tomorrow, I won't go to the park) Is it correct to use と in the sentence above? I know that と is used like the English "whenever." So, my guess is that the ...
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The double use of で in a sentence

It has been awhile since I studied/ used my Japanese, so I bought a dictionary. While looking around in it I found the word つむ{tsumu} - to pick , to pluck. The example sentence used for the word is:...
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What is と being used for in these two sentences?

I was reading an article on NHK News Easy, and while I basically understand the two sentences below, I'm having a little trouble deciphering what exactly the particle 「と」 is doing. So with: ...
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How is the と particle being used here?

I’m trying to understand the use of the と particle in the bellow quoted passage. I understand the sentences overall, but am lacking a complete understanding that would be provided by understanding ...
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「か」 or 「と」 as a subordinate clause?

When making a statement like: I thought I had gone to the cinema. Do you say: 映画館{えいがかん}に行った{いった}と思いました{おもいました}。 or: 映画館{えいがかん}に行った{いった}か思いました{おもいました}。 And how does it work with other ...
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「楽々と」の「と」: What does と do here?

Just learned 楽々 from this cat video on vine which says: もう楽々にゃ〜 WWWJDIC 楽々: 楽楽; 楽々 【らくらく】 (adv,adv-to) comfortably; easily ぼくは手が足の指に楽々とどくよ。 I can easily touch my toes. Not really sure what adv-to ...
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Should I use とor という or something else in this phrase

I'm getting confused with my と and my という again. I want to say: Writing "A" sounds good but writing "B" sounds bad. My attempt is: 「A」という書くのはいいそうけど、「B」という書くのは悪いそうです。 My main concern is how to ...
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Why does this sentence use と here?

Consider the following sentence. 漢{かん}字{じ}試{し}験{けん}は理{り}解{かい}力{りょく}より記{き}憶{おく}力{りょく}を試{ため}すものだと批{ひ}判{はん}されています。 If I split it into two sentences, they might be as follows (correct if it is wrong): ...
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Can particle と and で both mean with? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is particle で used instead of particle と in 家族で出かける (Kazoku de dekakeru)? For example: 今晩家族でレストランに行きます。(Konban kazoku de resutoran ni ikimasu) Tonight, I will go ...
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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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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 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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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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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? Thanks so much! ...
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Confusion about conditional だと used in article about beetle

I was reading this article and I am not too sure about sentence I came across. 男の子は「... 珍しいカブトムシだとわかってとてもうれしいです」と話していました。 I have a few problem areas here. I read it as: The boy said 'If the beetle ...
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Am I understanding this correctly? しないと

There is a character, an older male, in this manga that I'm reading who uses this phrase twice しないとな and the two lines are like this: お礼をしないとな お別れをしないとな The first line, he is referring ...
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What's the difference between 「ゆっくりと…」and 「ゆっくりとして…」?

Is there any difference in meaning? When would you use 「~として」 instead of 「~と」? I have already looked here for usage regarding「~と」.
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Why is と being used after the past tense in this sentence?

鳥が警戒声というものを発する。敵が来たと仲間たちに教えるために。 I thought it was only used after 辞書形 in these cases.
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The 「と」 conditional to be used as “when”?

i'm not entirely sure but remember that conditionals could be used to also mean "when" when in is that the case here? ゲームを愛する引き篭もり少年・佐藤(さとう)和真(かずま)の人生は、あっけなく幕を閉じた・・・・・・はずだったが、目を覚ますと目の前に女神と名乗る美少女が。 ...
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Use of も after quote particle

電話のベルが聞こえたとき、無視しようかとも思った。 When I heard the phone's bell I wondered if I should ignore it. We have 無視する = "to ignore", 無視しようか = "will I ignore it?" 無視しようかと思った = "I thought 'will I ignore it'". I ...
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How does this relative clause work?

I'm reading a children's book in Japanese. In the story, Weasel runs a cake shop, and he's gotten a mysterious order for a cake - he doesn't know who it's from. Here's the sentence: いったい どんな おばけが ...

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