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Learn JLPT N1 Grammar: といい~といい (to ii~to ii)

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Meaning: and; or

Formation:

Noun 1 + といい + Noun 2 + といい

Example sentences:

幅ひろい黒の帽子といい、袋のようにだぶだぶのズボンといい、白ネクタイといい、どう見ても名優ジョニー・ディップを除いてはくらぶべきものもないばかり巧みな変装ぶりであった。
habahiroi kuro no boushi to ii, fukuro no you ni dabudabu no zubon to ii, shiro nekutai to ii, dou mitemo meiyuu jonii dippu o nozoite wa kurabu beki mono mo nai bakari takumi na hensou buri de atta.
His broad black hat, his baggy trousers, his white tie were such as the famous actor Johnny Depp alone could have equalled.

あの男は世にも珍しい好男子なうえに、心を蕩かすような態度といい、やさしい声音といい、女性には何よりの魅力になるロマンティックで甘いところをそなえているのです。
ano otoko wa yo nimo mezurashii koudanshi na ue ni, kokoro o torokasu you na taido to ii, yasashii seion to ii, josei niwa nani yori no miryoku ni naru romantikku de amai tokoro o sonaete iru no desu.
The fellow is extraordinarily handsome, with a most fascinating manner, a gentle voice, and that air of romance and mystery which means so much to a woman.


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彼は肩書きからいっても、資産からいっても、年ごろといい、性格といい、風采といい、まったく申しぶんのない人物だ。
kare wa katagaki kara itte mo, shisan kara itte mo, toshigoro to ii, seikaku to ii, fuusai to ii, mattaku moushibun no nai jinbutsu da.
His title, his fortune, his age, his character and his appearance are all in his favour.

あの男の態度といい、威張った顔つきといい、また日やけしたところといい、たしかに軍人だ。
ano otoko no taido to ii, ibatta kaotsuki to ii, mata hiyake shita tokoro to ii, tashika ni gunjin da.
It’s not hard to say that a man with that bearing, expression of authority, and sunbaked skin is a soldier.

その驚きようといい、悲しげなようすといい、全く自然と思われるほど巧みに演じられた。
sono odorokiyou to ii, kanashigena yousu to ii, mattaku shizen to omowareru hodo takumi ni enjirareta.
The surprise and the sorrow were excellently done. So well done, indeed, as to seem wholly natural.

Similar grammar:

にしても~にしても (ni shitemo~ni shitemo): regardless of whether
(よ)うが/(よ)うと (you ga/you to): even if, no matter how/what
であれ/であろうと (de aru/de arou to): however/whatever/whoever
であれ~であれ (de are~de are): whether A or B


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