JLPT N2 Grammar (to iu mono da)


something like; something called~

How to use

Verb (casual form)というものだ
Noun + だ
な-adjective + だ
い-adjective + い
to iu mono da というものだ jlpt n2 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: と言うものだ 【】 (to iu mono da) / (to iu mono ga aru). Meaning: something like; something called~.

This is used to:

  • generalize or simplify an explanation of something.
  • to introduce oneself / something.

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Example #1

kore ga iwayuru 「tenpura」to iu mono desu.
This is what we call "tempura".
Example #2

tsurai toki ni tasukete kureru no ga, shinyuu to iu mono da.
Those who help you in rough times are called true friends.
Example #3

sore ga masa ni ai to iu mono da.
That is what love is all about.
Example #4

hito wa minna byoudou dewa nai. sore ga jinsei to iu mono da.
Not all people are equal. That's just part of life.
Example #5

watashi wa yamada ken to iu mono desu.
My name is Ken Yamada.
Example #6

sore wa murioshi to iu mono da.
That is forcing things too much.
Example #7

dare ni demo konomi to iu mono wa arimasu.
Everyone has their own preferences.
Example #8

ningen ni wa risei to iu mono ga aru.
Humans have a thing called reasoning power.

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