JLPT N3 Grammar (to ieba)


speaking of; when you talk of; when you say; if it were the case that~

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Learn Japanese grammar: 【といえば】(to ieba). Meaning: speaking of; when you talk of; when you say; if it were the case that~.

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Example #1

betonamu to ieba, baiku ga ooi desu ne.
Speaking of Vietnam, there are a lot of bikes.
Example #2

oosaka no tabemono to ieba, takoyaki desu.
Speaking of Osaka food, takoyaki comes to mind.
Example #3

hon to ieba kore o yonda ka?
Speaking of books, have you read this one?
Example #4

nihon no natsu to ieba, totemo atsui desu!
Speaking of summer in Japan, it's extremely hot!
Example #5

gaikokugo to ieba, chuugokugo o hanasemasu ka?
Speaking of foreign languages, can you speak Chinese?
Example #6

nihon to ieba, raamen to osushi ga meibutsu desu.
Speaking of Japan, it's famous foods are ramen and sushi.
Example #7

kare wa dochira ka to ieba kechi na hou da.
He's a bit on the stingy side.
Example #8

haru to ieba, sotsugyou no kisetsu da.
Speaking of spring, it's graduation season (in Japan).

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