JLPT N1 Grammar (to ii~to ii)

Meaning

both ... and; not only ... also; whether it be ... or ~

How to use

NounといいNounといい

Learn Japanese grammar: (to ii~to ii). Meaning: both … and; not only … also; whether it be … or ~.

This is an expression that mentions a prominent point and is used when evaluating people / things.

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Example #1

このレストランは、りょうりのあじといいねだんといい、もんくのつけようがない。
kono resutoran wa, ryouri no aji to ii nedan to ii, monku no tsuke you ga nai.
This restaurant has good food taste and good price, so I can't complain.
Example #2

あのえいがはストーリーといい、キャラクターといい、すばらしかった。
ano eiga wa sutoorii to ii, kyarakutaa to ii, subarashikatta.
That movie had a good story and great characters, it was wonderful.
Example #3

うんどうといいべんきょうといい、わたしはなにをやってもだめだ。
undou to ii benkyou to ii, watashi wa nani o yattemo dame da.
Whether it be exercise or study, I'm no good at anything.
Example #4

デザインといいせいのうといい、i-Phoneはさいこうのスマホだ。
dezain to ii seinou to ii, i-Phone wa saikou no sumaho da.
With good design and good performance, the iPhone is the best smartphone.
Example #5

かれはまだわかいけれど、けいけんといいのうりょくといいもうしぶんのないだんせいだ。
kare wa mada wakai keredo, keiken to ii nouryoku to ii moushibun no nai dansei da.
He is still young, but he is a perfect man with experience as well as good abilities.
Example #6

デザインといい、いろといい、すごくきにいったシャツがあったんだけれど、サイズがなかった。
dezain to ii, iro to ii, sugoku kini itta shatsu ga attan da keredo, saizu ga nakatta.
I found a shirt with a design and colors that I really liked, but they didn't have any in my size.
Example #7

このりょかんは、まどからのながめといいりょうりといい、もうしぶんがない。
kono ryokan wa, mado kara no nagame to ii ryouri to ii, moushibun ga nai.
This traditional Japanese inn is flawless. The view from the window and the food are both great.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
運動うんどうexercise
勉強べんきょうstudy
駄目だめuseless; no good
若いわかいyoung
経験けいけんexperience
能力のうりょくability; talent
申し分のないもうしぶんのないno crticism
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