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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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adv-to adverb+と

関係を延々と持続する - continue forever a relationship What is the grammatical function of the と-particle? My guess it's accompanying the adverb 延々と and otherwise the clause would be 関係を持続する. Indeed a ...
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What is the meaning of っていう here? [duplicate]

Context is two high school students are casually discussing preparing for college entrance exams next year. 来年受験か? 家庭教師とか頼まなきゃいけないかな~ 私家庭教師したことあるよ.近所の男の子が受験だっていうから私見てあげてたんだよ. 家庭教師できるなら受験も楽勝だよね I'm ...
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Why is お金があると車を買うつもりだ wrong?

お金があると車を買うつもりだ。 For some reason or another the statement is wrong. I thought the use of と is OK for 状態動詞 (which in this case is 買うつもりだ). Why is this wrong?
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Confused by the use of と and 読点 in 吊るされた少年,翼とまっすぐに歩けない理由

I'm trying to figure out the best way to translate this odd title: 「吊るされた少年,翼とまっすぐに歩けない理由」 If I'm understanding correctly, the comma after the subject (少年) signifies a pause and replaces the missing ...
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What does "チョコボといっしょにあてのない方旅をしてる” mean?

Let me specify. I'm playing a Japanese copy of "Final Fantasy V" and I come across sentences I don't know the full meaning of sometimes. I know it means something along the lines of: "...
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question + と言うと

Usually Tomo isn't that bad, but he blew me away here. I seem to be well out of my depth trying to get a handle on what's going on in this sentence: まぁいい声って言うよりもこれだけいつもと違う声を出すと、どちらかというと面白い声に聞こえますが、...
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と vs や when emphasizing specific elements within a larger list

Let's say there are various fruits on a table and someone asks me which ones I'd like to eat. I want to answer with something along the lines of : "I especially want to eat the apples and bananas ...
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What does と創る mean? (市民と創る教育改革)

I found these 市民と創る教育改革 ハハ... クイーンさまと創る理想の世界での姿にしてました。 Does this と indicate something done with x? I understood the sentences as An Educational reform made together with the citizens I made it ...
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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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ある機会を好機と捉えて - を~と~verb, how to understand this? [duplicate]

The word I searched up is "ここぞとばかりに" ある機会を好機と捉えてさかんに働きかけるさまなどを意味する表現 an expression of taking a chance as a good opportunity to eagerly pressure Is this related to Meaning of ~を~に(して) / ~を~...
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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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Is と also a nominalizer? 「彼は本を手に取るとまた読み続けた」「家を出るとすぐに雨が降り始めた」

I found a couple of examples where と (and not こと) seems to serve as a nominalizer. (Segmentation is mine) 彼は本を手に取るとまた読み続けた。 人は生まれると直ぐ死に始める。 家を出ると直ぐに雨が降り始めた。 Is と a nominalizer?
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Adding words between quotative と and the following verb

彼女は私に嘘をついていたと白状した。 She confessed to me that she had told a lie (given translation) This sentence seems ambiguous to me. It isn't clear whether she told a lie to me or to someone else. But it seems ...
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What does 私が心の底から面白いと笑って読める小説 mean?

私が心の底から面白いと笑って読める小説をたくさん手に入れることだった。 Does the と quote the 面白い?
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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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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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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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Meaning of との in this sentence?

What's the meaning of との in this sentence? わしが後衛との壁になろう。
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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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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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と particle doubt

その NETFLIXさんが日本に上陸するにあたってちょっと このテラスハウスに白羽の矢が立ったと“テラスハウスやりたいよ”みたいなことを多分 言ったんじゃないかって 話です Is と after 立った the quoting particle?
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Understanding the と in 3巻と? [duplicate]

登場は3巻とかなり早く、精霊組の中でも初期メンバーにあたるのですが、一人霊力を封印されずに暗躍していたため、ここで久方ぶりの表紙&サブタイトルと相成りました。 What would be the function or meaning of the bold と?
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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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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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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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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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