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Learn JLPT N3 Grammar: というと/といえば/といったら (toiuto / toieba / toittara)

Learn Japanese Grammar JLPT N3 Flashcard

Meaning: if it were the case that…, then certainly; if one were to speak of… then certainly

Formation:

Noun + というと/といえば/といったら

Example sentences:

日本の古都というと、京都、奈良でしょう。
nihon no koto to iu to, kyouto, nara deshou.
Speaking of Japan’s ancient cities, Kyoto and Nara come to mind.

日本代表の漫画といえばワンピースですよね。
nihon daihyou no manga to ieba wanpiisu desu yo ne.
If there was one manga that could represent Japan, that’d be One Piece.


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昨日財布を忘れて出かけたが、困ったかといえば、それほどでもなかった。
kinou saifu o wasurete dekaketa ga, komatta ka to ieba, sorehodo demo nakatta.
Yesterday I went out without my wallet, but it wasn’t that big of a problem.

手塚治虫に匹敵する漫画家といえば誰?
osamu tezuka ni hitteki suru mangaka to ieba dare.
Who’s the manga artist that can rival Osamu Tezuka?

その景色の美しさといったら、とても言葉では表現できない。
sono keshiki no utsukushisa to ittara, totemo kotoba dewa hyougen dekinai.
The beauty of that scenery is beyond description.

ベンさんといえば、大学院に進学したそうですが、今どこに住んでいますか?
bensan to ieba, daigakuin ni shingaku shita sou desu ga, ima doko ni sunde imasu ka.
Speaking of Ben, I heard he went to graduate school but where does he live now?

韓国ドラマというと「冬のソナタ」を思い出すという人が多い。
kankoku dorama to iu to fuyu no sonata o omoidasu to iu hito ga ooi.
Speaking of Korean drama, many people think of Winter Sonata.


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