JLPT N1 Grammar (to miru to)

Meaning

as soon as one realizes ..., then ~

How to use

Verb (casual)とみると
Noun +(だ)
な-adjective
い-adjective + い
to miru to とみると jlpt n1 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (to miru to). Meaning: as soon as one realizes …, then ~.

This sentence pattern is used to express the idea that once the subject understands a problem well, they will immediately take some action after assessing the problem.

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Example #1

かのじょは、てんいんがちゅうごくじんだとみると、ちゅうごくごではなしかける。
kanojo wa, tenin ga chuugokujin da to miru to, chuugokugo de hanashi kakeru.
After realizing the shop staff is Chinese, she speaks to them in Chinese.
Example #2

ほんかくてきなイタリアりょうりやではないとみると、かのじょはガッカリしていて、すこししかたべなかった。
honkaku tekina itaria ryouriya dewa nai to miru to, kanojo wa gakkari shite ite, sukoshi shika tabenakatta.
After realizing that it wasn't a full-fledged Italian restaurant, she was disappointed and only ate a little.
Example #3

いもうとは、おとこのひとにおかねがないとみると、きゅうにそのひとにきょうみがなくなるようだ。
imouto wa, otoko no hito ni okane ga nai to miru to, kyuuni sono hito ni kyoumi ga naku naru you da.
As soon as she notices that a man has no money, she loses interest.
Example #4

こんなんになっているひととみると、かならずたすけてあげたくなる。
konnan ni natte iru hito to miru to, kanarazu tasukete agetaku naru.
After realizing someone is in trouble, I definitely want to help them right away.
Example #5

どうりょうはもんだいがちょっとむずかしいとみると、じぶんでかんがえないでひとにきく。
douryou wa mondai ga chotto muzukashii to miru to, jibun de kangaenai de hito ni kiku.
As soon as my colleague finds a question a little difficult, he ask others for help without thinking for himself.
Example #6

わたしはただたてまえのことしかいわないひととみると、あいてとつきあいたくなくなるタイプだ。
watashi wa tada tatemae no koto shika iwanai hito to miru to, aite to tsukiaitaku naku naru taipu da.
I'm the type of person who doesn't want to hang out out with other people after realizing they never share their private thoughts with me and only show me their public face (tatemae).

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
同僚どうりょうcolleague
問題もんだいproblem
自分でじぶんでby oneself
考えるかんがえるto think; consider
いもうとyounger sister
急にきゅうにsuddenly
興味きょうみinterest
店員てんいんshop staff
中国人ちゅうごくじんChinese person
必ずかならずabsolutely
中国語ちゅうごくごChinese language

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