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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Confusion about possible double condition in article about fires

I'm reading this article about how air conditioning and electric fans turn into a lot of fires. The final sentence has put me in a little loop though. I cannot tell if there is a double conditional ...
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What is と doing there in “…すぎたからと…”

I came across this example in my N2 book for the the expression 「~ことだ」 大きくなりすぎたからとペットを簡単に捨てる人がいる。なんとひどいことだ。 I don't know what's happening there at the "すぎたからと" part. Can someone explain?
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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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understanding the particle と in the following sentence: 人々が家路へと急ぐごろ [duplicate]

I don't understand the use of と in the following sentence. 人々が家路へと急ぐごろ I don't understand why と is used at all, since the particle へ is already used in the sentence. Right now I have only seen と ...
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How is the と particle used here

My grammar book says I can use the と particle to mean 'and'. It continues to say that I can use the particle to indicate doing an action with someone else. Eg: 友達と話した The topic particle is not ...
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tte vs to as quotation markers? [duplicate]

I've been taught here that "to" is used sometimes as quotation marker. Now I've read in a website that "tte" is used for indirect speech and what seems to be quotation too? If so, when should I use "...
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When you have to use “to” when using “no aida” to express “in between”

Why are these 2 phrases different? One uses "to" between the two nouns and the other doesn't. Is the "to" optional? Is one of them incorrect? "Hikaru sora to kumo no aida tooku habataku toritachi" "...
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と indicating a condition that results in an inevitable outcome

The japanichiban.com has a list of all Japanese particles and one of the uses of the と-particle is "to indicate a condition that results in an inevitable outcome". Can someone give an example ...
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Meaning of と in this sentence from BKB Lesson 9

I'm unsure on what the と in this sentence means: 山田さんと電話で話します。 I'm pretty sure it doesn't mean ''and'' like it usually does so I just wanted to know.
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どのような and a particle soup

I have the following sentence: 熊の神とはどのようなものか、想像してみたが... My book translates this as I tried to imagine what the Bear God might be like. I have multiple problems: 1) I think どのような means "what ...
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What's the meaning of と in 「『・・・・・・』っていう文章だと良かった」?

Can someone explain what と means in this sentence: 『・・・・・・』っていう文章だと良かった
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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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Placement of と in this sentence

need some slight help with Genki 1. On the listening comprehension, it asks what the person was doing. I interpreted the sentence as へやでけんさんとおんがくをきいていました but the book lists the answer as (けんさんと) ...
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Help explain と in this sentence [duplicate]

私も行かないと。 I understood it as "I also won't go." But according to Tae Kim's guide and Google Translate it is read as "I have to go too." Why is that? I assume と has something to do with it since ...
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What is the role of particle と in this sentence?

ネズミだ、あれと出{で}くわすと厄介{やっかい}なんだ I know that と could be used as a quotative particle or it could be used to make a conditional sentence. Particle と can also mean "and" or "with". In the sentence above, I ...
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Usage of to と in this children's book

I've been trying to improve my Japanese by translating a children's book. I only studied Japanese for a short while over 10 years ago so my grammar knowledge is very flawed and I've never read books ...
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Implicit grammar in this sentence

Sentence in question: 万が一、事故に巻き込まれたりしたら、確実に勝ち目はないだろうなぁと、いつも不安になった。 For full context: https://www.satorireader.com/articles/sanzu-no-kawa-episode-1-edition-m?sentenceID=SrOvSLFfSOyCJFzmEmFt My ...
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What is the meaning of と in this sentence?

Its from the song "Stay with me"; 帰らないでと泣いた Also, is there a better way to translate the 'naide' form of a verb than "without doing"? It sounds quite odd I think.
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Regarding と exhaustive list for comparison

I read this material in a local book which gives too little information so I need help to confirm. The book said that we can use と to compare, and we cannot omit the last と. いちご と すいかと、どちらがいいですか ...
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Using と to link clauses instead of て

I've seen several posts saying that と cannot be used to mean 'and' when linking clauses. They say it should be treated as 'when'. I have come across several sentences in my studies that do not support ...
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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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これなら5分と持たずに… (purpose of と particle) [duplicate]

I understand this sentence as meaning "Touya will lose! At this rate he will not last 5 minutes" but I am puzzled as to why と is used here With a direct search i see that "と持たずに" is not only a used ...
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体操でもしてこよっと DB Chapter 2 [duplicate]

This is Goku translated as: "Alright. Exercise time!". 体操 = excercise でも = but して = doing こよっと = ?? I couldn't find any reference to understand でもして. Also the ending こよっと, I couldn't find it in ...
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Usage of とwhere it seems てshould be used [duplicate]

I recently started playing Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! in Japanese, and I have seen this grammar come up a few times. Most recently in the following dialog. この ポケモンジムは 閉まっとる To me it seems as if the ...
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Meaning of と in this sentence [duplicate]

In a short story I'm reading (or trying to) I found this sentence: 屋上の手すりから、ひらひらと風になびくタータンチェックのひだスカートと、そこからにょっきりと生えた二本の脚とが見えた I think the general meaning is the character saw from the rooftop's ...
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Reason for と particle after adverb さっき in sentence about something previously mentioned

I came across this sentence and I believe I understand what it is saying, but I don't understand why there is a と particle being used after さっき. Why is it not just さっき言ってる? As there is nothing that ...
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Why is となって used here instead of になって [duplicate]

~そんなテーマをもとに、コミュニティデザイナーの半沢直子さんがホスト役となって、各界で活躍する人たちと公開対談を行いました。 In this sentence they use と instead of に when they say 「ホスト役となって」 Does this change the translation from 'became a host'? And how does ...
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What is the meaning of the particle と in this sentence? [duplicate]

1浪でおよそ20%台の合格率で、2浪以上ではおおよそ2~3%台とかなり低迷しています。(source)
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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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How is と used here? [duplicate]

The following is an excerpt from an e-mail conversation between me and my language partner. For some pre- and posttext: ほかに例を挙げると、 ジョンは去年まで3年間日本で働いている。 「去年まで3年間」がはっきりと過去を表しているので、これはジョンの過去の経験で、...
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Understanding nounと考える

From this article: 静岡県の伊豆は、キンメダイという魚や温泉などが有名な観光地です。 Shizuoka's Izu is famous for hot springs and some weird fish 伊豆の海岸を走っている伊豆急行で、赤いキンメダイをイメージした電車の運転が始まることになりました。 A train service, that looks ...
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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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quotative と without an accompanying verb?

The following is an excerpt from a dialogue between me and my language partner: 「農業を仕事としてする農家の人頭が減っていながら、大型の農場が増えています。」 を、日本の現状からわかりやすく言い替えてみると、 →全体の農家数が減る一方で、大規模農家が増えています。 For context: We were ...
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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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Dangling Particle Question

I encountered the following passage in a mystery manga. The detective character is explaining the evidence the "true" criminal (as opposed to the puppet killer described earlier in the book) left ...
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Question regarding structure of a sentence : use of と here?

There is a sentence which is highly confusing me. A character says this : 『どうして王様は裸なの?』と無邪気な子供に指摘されるまで、恥を晒しておめおめと舞台に立っているのは、あまりにも情けない What does the と after the phrase in quotation mean? From what ...
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Reduplication and words form

Does 態々 derived from 態と? And does 態と derived from waza 「業 」and case-marking particle 「と」?
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What is this usage of と at the end of a sentence in this song? And in general?

In the song Chercher by KOTOKO, there are a couple lines that look like completed thoughts/sentences, but end in と For example 約束{やくそく}する 私{わたし}がすぐあなたのこと探{さが}し出{だ}すと Also she definitely says 「と」...
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Question about と

Can 「私は妹と日本に行きます。」Be written in 「私と妹は日本に行きます。」?
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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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Ambiguity with particle と

The particle と has several use cases, two of which are: 1) Connecting two nouns Example: 林檎とバナナを買いました。 I bought apples and bananas. 2) Indicating that something is done together with somebody ...
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Use of と in these 2 sentences

授業は粛々と進行している。音とといえば、黒板にチョークを走らせる音や、教科書をめくる音だけ。 音と vs just 音? Feels redundant if followed by といえば. A: 『宗教倫理』っていうのが時間割にあるけど、それは初めてだけどね B: それは普通の道徳と捉えていただいて結構よ。ミッション系としての特色はありますけどね Speaker asked about ...
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Translating とする彼を

I'm looking at Lake & Ura's Learn to Read in Japanese page 37-102 危険な場所に行こうとする彼を、みんなが引き止めた。 is translated as On the "to-a-dangerous-place-he-will-try-to-go" him, everyone detained. in the ...
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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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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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Can you omit the action when using と and help understanding/parsing this sentence

『監視されているみたいだ』と不評の声も多い見回りだけど, 案外さっきみたいな事柄のためにやっているのかもしれないな。 The complete sentence is given above. As the title has said, can you omit the action when using と? From some sentences I've seen, an action ...
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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。

Hi 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's the difference between で and と

で and と particle can be used to mean "and" in english. For example: 彼女はお金持ちできれい AさんとBさんはいません In the sentences above, both と and で means "and", but they are not interchangeable. When would one use と ...
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The meaning of と in 未来の国からはるばると

未来の国からはるばると This is the name of the first chapter of "Doraemon" (1). What is the function of と in this case? Apparently, it's not for quoting, and it doesn't seems to mean "if/when," "with" or "...

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