JLPT N1 Grammar (toshita koto ga)

Meaning

of all people, who would have thought?

How to use

Nounとしたことが
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Learn Japanese grammar: 【としたことが】(toshita koto ga). Meaning: of all people, who would have thought? This is used to express the surprise of the speaker toward the (bad) behavior of someone.

When used with 私 (watashi) “I”, the meaning is similar to “who could have thought I/someone like me/someone of my standing/someone of my position (would do such a thing)”.

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Example #1

かれとしたことが、こんなおおきなミスをするなんて、しんじられない。
kare toshita koto ga, konna ooki na misu o suru nante, shinjirarenai.
I can't believe that of all people, he would make such a big mistake.
Example #2

だいがくせいとしたことが、こんなもんだいもこたえられないなんて。
daigakusei toshita koto ga, konna mondai mo kotae rarenai nante.
Of all people, for a university student to not be able to answer this kind of question...
Example #3

いつもしんちょうなかれとしたことがこのようなしっぱいをするとは。
itsumo shinchouna kare to shita koto ga kono youna shippai o suru to wa.
He is always cautious. Of all people, for him to make such a failure...
Example #4

いつもせいせきのよいかのじょとしたことが、だいがくにゅうしにおちるとはおどろきだ。
itsumo seiseki no yoi kanojo toshita koto ga, daigaku nyuushi ni ochiru to wa odoroki da.
It's really surprising that of all people, she who always had good grades failed the college entrance exam.
Example #5

わたしとしたことが、うかつにもきがつきませんでした。
watashi toshita koto ga, ukatsu ni mo ki ga tsukimasen deshita.
Who could have thought that someone like me would be so careless. / I shouldn't have been so careless.
Example #6

10ねんかんにけっこんしているつまとしたことが、うわきするなんて、ショックしました。
10 nenkan ni kekkon shite iru tsuma toshita koto ga, uwaki suru nante, shokku shimashita.
I was shocked when I found out that my wife of 10 years was having an affair.

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