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Learn JLPT N1 Grammar: となると/となれば (to naru to/tomo nareba)

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Meaning: when; once (something happens)

Formation:

Verb-dictionary form + と(も)なると/と(も)なれば
Noun + と(も)なると/と(も)なれば

Example sentences:

社会人ともなると、服装や言葉遣いにも気をつけなければならない。
shakaijin tomo naru to, fukusou ya kotobazukai nimo ki o tsukenakereba naranai.
You must pay attention to the way you dress or the language you use when you become a member of the society.

子供は小さいときは素直だが、中学生ともなると、親の言うことを聞かなくなる。
kodomo wa chiisai toki wa sunao da ga, chuugakusei tomo naru to, oya no iu koto o kikanaku naru.
Children are obedient when they are little, but once they become junior high school student they’ll stop listening to their parents.

休日ともなると、朝から観光客の車で道路が渋滞する。
kyuujitsu tomo naru to, asa kara kankoukyaku no kuruma de douro ga juutai suru.
Once the holiday begins, the roads will be jammed with tourists’ cars.


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12月ともなると、町にはジングルベルのメロディーがあふれる。
juunigatsu tomo naru to, machi niwa jinguruberu no merodii ga afureru.
The Jingle Bell melody will start flowing in the street when December comes.

部長ともなると、部下を育てることを考えなければならない。
buchou tomo naru to, buka o sodateru koto o kangaenakereba naranai.
When you become the head of department, you must think about how to train your subordinates.

息子の嫁ともなればその地位にはかならずやなみなみならない幸福がいろいろとつきそっておりましょう。
musuko no yome tomo nareba sono chii niwa kanarazu yanami nami naranai koufuku ga iroiro to tsukisotte orimashou.
The wife of my son must have such extraordinary sources of happiness necessarily attached to her situation, that she could, upon the whole, have no cause to repine.

Similar grammar:

といっても (to itte mo): although I say
としたら/とすれば (to shitara/to sureba): if it were the case that
というと/といえば (toiuto/toieba): if one were to speak of… then certainly


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