JLPT N3 Grammar (to iu nowa)


this means; the meaning of … is; because; that is to say ~

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to iu nowa というのは jlpt n3 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (to iu nowa). Meaning: this means; the meaning of … is; because; that is to say ~.

Instead of と, this can also be used with て (te):

  • っていうのは (tte iu no wa).
  • ってのは (tte no wa) = more casual.
  • って (tte) most casual.

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Example #1

「konbini」to iu no wa konbiniensusutoa no koto da.
"konbini" means "convenience store".
Example #2

「pasokon」to iu no wa paasonaru konpyuutaa no ryaku da.
"pasokon" is short for "personal computer".
Example #3

「dejikame」toiu nowa dejitarukamera o mijikaku shita iikata desu.
"dejikame" is the shortened way to say "digital camera".
Example #4

「hello」to iu no wa「konnichiwa」to iu imi da.
"hello" is the same meaning as "konnichiwa".
Example #5

kinen toiu nowa tabako o suttewa ikenai toiu koto desu.
The word "kinen" means no smoking is allowed.
Example #6

boku wa tamago o tabenain desu. toiu nowa, arerugii ga arun desu yo.
I don't eat eggs. That is to say I have an egg allergy.
Example #7

watashi wa niku o tabemasen. toiu nowa, saishoku shugi dakara desu.
I don't eat meat. That is to say I am a vegetarian.
Example #8

「densha de『kakutei』toiu nowa nanno koto desuka.」
「kakueki ni teisha suru densha no koto desu.」
"What does it mean when they say 'kakutei' on the train?"
"It means a train that stops at every station."

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