JLPT N3 Grammar (tsumari)

Meaning

in other words; in summary; in short ~

How to use

Clauseつまりalternative explanation
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Learn Japanese grammar: (tsumari). Meaning: in other words; in summary; in short; that is to say ~.

It is used when giving an explanation to make something easier to understand.


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Example #1

かれはじゅうい、つまり、どうぶつのいしゃです。
kare wa juui, tsumari, doubutsu no isha desu.
He’s a veterinarian. In other words, he’s an animal doctor.
Example #2

かのじょはあねのむすめだ。つまり、わたしにとってはめいです。
kanojo wa ane no musume da. tsumari, watashi ni totte wa mei desu.
She is my sister's daughter. In other words, my niece.
Example #3

ははのあに、つまりぼくのおじは、だいがくのせんせいです。
haha no ani, tsumari boku no oji wa, daigaku no sensei desu.
My mother's older brother, in other words, my uncle, is a college professor.
Example #4

かのじょはそのひのせんじつ、つまり5がついつかにかれにあった。
kanojo wa sono hi no senjitsu, tumari 5 gatsu ituka ni kare ni atta.
She met him the day before, that is to say May fifth.
Example #5

かれはきょうからいっしゅうかんご、つまり12がつとおかにかえってくる。
kare wa kyou kara isshuukan go, tsumari 12 gatsu tooka ni kaette kuru.
He will be back a week from today, that is, on December 10.
Example #6

つまり、うちのがっこうのせいとだということ?
tsumari, uchi no gakkou no seito da to iu koto?
You mean you’re a student at my school?
Example #7

そぼはみみがとおい、つまり、みみがすこしふじゆうなのだ。
sobo wa mimi ga tooi, tsumari, mimi ga sukoshi fujiyuu na no da.
My grandmother is hard of hearing. In other words she is slightly deaf.
Example #8

ビルさんは、けいたいもパソコンももっていません。つまり、メールでれんらくはできません。
biru san wa, keitai mo pasokon mo motteimasen. tsumari meeru de renraku wa dekimasen.
Bill does not have a cell phone or computer. In other words, we cannot contact him by email.
Example #9

はははてんもんがく、つまりほしにかんするかがくをけんきゅうしています。
haha wa tenmongaku, tsumari hoshi ni kan suru kagaku o kenkyuu shiteimasu.
My mother studies astronomy, or the science of stars.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
携帯けいたいmobile (phone)
連絡れんらくcontact
ぼくI
伯父おじuncle

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