JLPT N3 Grammar (toosu)

Meaning

to do until the end; to continually do; through ~

How to use

Verb (ます stem) ます通す
とおす

Learn Japanese grammar: 【とおす】(toosu). Meaning: to do until the end; to continually do; through ~.

When used after a verb in stem form, it can mean:

  • to do until the end
  • to continually do ~
  • through ~

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Example #1

やるときめたことはさいごまでやりとおすべきだ。
yaru to kimeta koto wa saigo made yari toosu beki da.
When you decide to do something, you should see it through to the end.
Example #2

しゅうでんをでてしまったので、1じかんかけていえまであるきとおした。
shuuden o dete shimatta node, 1 jikan kakete ie made aruki tooshita.
The last train left, so I walked home for an hour.
Example #3

50メートルいじょうぜんほうをみとおすことがむずかしかった。
50 meetoru ijou zenhou o mitoosu koto ga muzukashikatta.
It was hard to see more than 50 meters ahead.
Example #4

ひとばんのみとおしにのんだ。
hitoban nomitooshi ni nonda.
We kept drinking all night.
Example #5

こんなながいしょうせつはいちにちでよみとおせない。
konna nagai shousetsu wa ichinichi de yomi toosenai.
You can't read such a long novel in a day.
Example #6

じょうしにバレないように、しごとのミスをかくしとおした。
joushi ni barenai you ni, shigoto no misu o kakushi tooshita.
In order to not have my boss find out, I covered up my mistake at work.
Example #7

きょうのハイキングはながかった。さんちょうまで4じかんあるきとおした。
kyou no haikingu wa nagakatta. sanchou made 4 jikan aruki tooshita.
Today's hiking was long. I hiked continually for 4 hours to the peak.
Example #8

追い求めると決めた夢は最後まで追い求め通すつもりだ。
oimotomeru to kimeta yume wa saigo made oimotome toosu tsumori da.
I plan to pursue the dream I decided on pursuing until the end.

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