JLPT N3 Grammar (to iu koto da)

Meaning

I heard; it means that; in other words ~

How to use

Verb (dictionary form)ということだ
とのことだ
ってことだ
Noun +(だ)
な-adjective +(だ)
い-adjective + い
to iu koto da ということだ jlpt n3 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (to iu koto da) / (to no koto da). Meaning: I heard; it means that; in other words ~.

The spoken version is ってことだ (tte koto da).

Meaning 1) Rumor / hearsay

  • I heard that~
  • It seems that~

See examples 1~6.

Meaning 2) This means~

  • This means~
  • In other words~

See examples 6~10.

Meaning 3) Conclusion

  • This expresses a subjective conclusion from the speaker.
  • Doing this will lead to~

See example 11.


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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

ニュースによると、あしたはあめがふるということだ。
nyuusu ni yoru to, ashita wa ame ga furu to iu koto da.
I heard on the news that it will rain tomorrow.
Example #2

さきほど、やまださんからでんわがあって、すこしおくれるとのことです。
saki hodo, yamada san kara denwa ga atte, sukoshi okureru to no koto desu.
I heard Mr. Yamada called earlier and said he would be a bit late.
Example #3

たなかさんはねつがあるので、あしたはいけないとのことだ。
tanaka san wa netsu ga aru node, ashita wa ikenai to no koto da.
Mr. Tanaka has a fever, so it doesn't seem like he will be able to go tomorrow.
Example #4

6がつはあつくなるとのことでしたが、それほどあつくなかったです。
6 gatsu wa atsuku naru to no koto deshita ga, sore hodo atsukunakatta.
It seemed like it would get really hot in June, but it didn't end up being that hot.
Example #5

せんぱいはらいげつでかいしゃをやめるとのことですが、そのはなしはほんとうですか。
senpai wa raigetsu de kaisha o yameru to no koto desu ga, sono hanashi wa hontou desu ka?
Is the story I heard that you will be quitting next month true?
Example #6

ぶっかはらいげつからさらにあがるということだ。
bukka wa raigetsu kara sarani agaru to iu koto da.
I heard that prices will rise again even higher next month.
Example #7

しけんのけっかは85%、つまりごうかくということだ。
shiken no kekka wa 85%, tsumari goukaku to iu koto da.
Your test score was 85%. In other words, you passed.
Example #8

かれのすがたはきょうもみえない。つまりまたサボったってことだ。
kare no sugata wa kyou mo mienai. tsumari mata sabotta tte koto da.
I haven't see him around at all today either. In other words, he is skipping work again.
Example #9

ここは「たちいりきんし」ということは、つまり、「はいってはいけない」ということだ。
koko wa 「tachiiri kinshi」to iu koto wa, tsumari 「haitte wa ikenai」to iu koto da.
This sign for "tachiiri kinshi" means that one most not enter.
Example #10

ぶちょうに「あしたからこなくてもいい」といわれた。つまりくびということかな。
buchou ni 「ashita kara konakute mo ii」to iwareta. tsumari, kubi to iu koto kana.
My manager told me not to come to work tomorrow. In other words, I guess I'm fired.
Example #11

どくしんでいつづけるのはひとりでさびしくしぬということだ。
dokushin de itsuzukeru no wa hitori de sabishiku shinu to iu koto da.
Continuing on single as you are now means you will die sad and alone.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
遅れるおくれるto be late
試験しけんexam
結果けっかresults
合格ごうかくsuccess
名古屋なごやNagoya (city)
地震じしんearthquake
禁煙きんえんno smoking
吸うすうto smoke

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