JLPT N1 Grammar (tokitara)

Meaning

when it comes to; concerning ~

How to use

Nounときたら
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Learn Japanese grammar: (tokitara). Meaning: when it comes to; concerning ~.

This is used by the speaker to express their judgements or strong emotions about something/someone. It is followed by specific criticism or complaints about the subject.

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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

わたしのむすこときたら、もうすぐしけんなのにあそんでばかりいるんですよ。
watashi no musuko tokitara, mou sugu shiken na noni asonde bakari irun desu yo.
My son is not studying at all although his exam is coming up soon.
Example #2

うちのだいがくときたら、がくひがたかいくせにせんせいたちのしつがひくすぎるよ。
uchi no daigaku tokitara, gakuhi ga takai kuse ni sensei tachi no shitsu ga hiku sugiru yo.
At our university, the quality of the teachers is too low despite the high tuition fees.
Example #3

さいきんのテレビときたら、にたようなばんぐみばかりでつまらないだ。
saikin no terebi tokitara, nita youna bangumi bakari de tsumaranai da.
When it comes to TV lately, it's pretty boring with mostly only similar programs.
Example #4

あのいざかやときたら、いっぱいビールのんで、すこしたべただけで5000えんもとられるんだよ。
ano izakaya tokitara, ippai biiru nonde, sukoshi tabeta dake de 5000 en mo torarerun da yo.
At that izakaya, I only drank one beer and ate a little, but it cost over 5,000 yen.
Example #5

かのじょときたら、しごとをはじめていちじかんもたたないなのに「もうつかれた」なんていうんだ。
kanojo tokitara, shigoto o hajimete ichijikan mo tatanai na noni "mou tsukareta" nante iun da.
She said "I'm tired" even though an hour hasn't even passed since she started working.
Example #6

さいきんのYouTubeときたら、おかねかせぎのためにバカなことをするひとがふえてみていてふかいだ。
saikin no yuuchuubu tokitara, okane kasegi no tame ni baka na koto o suru hito ga fuete mite ite fukai da.
It's unpleasant to see more and more people doing stupid things to make money on YouTube these days.
Example #7

わたしのしゅじんときたら、けっこんのきねんびをわすれてともだちとあそびにいったんだよ。ほんとうにしんじられない。
watashi no shujin tokitara, kekkon no kinenbi o wasurete tomodachi to asobi ni ittan da yo. hontou ni shinjirarenai.
My husband forgot our wedding anniversary and went out with his friends. I really can't believe it.

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