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Decoded Slug: ~ことになっている (〜koto ni natte iru)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~ことになっている (〜koto ni natte iru)

~ことになっている (〜koto ni natte iru)

Short explanation:

Expressing something is supposed to be or has been decided.


Verb-plain form + ことになっている, い-Adjective + ことになっている, な-Adjective + だ + ことになっている, Noun + だ + ことになっている


Nihon de wa, hidarigawa wo unten suru koto ni natte imasu.
In Japan, it is decided that we drive on the left side.
Kaisha no kisoku de wa, seifuku wo kiru koto ni natte iru.
According to the company rules, we are supposed to wear uniforms.
Kanojo wa ashita kekkon suru koto ni natte imasu.
She is supposed to get married tomorrow.
Kono shouhin wa kouhinshitsu da to iu koto ni natte imasu.
It is decided that this product is of high quality.

Long explanation:

The ~ことになっている grammar point is used when something is decided, planned or arranged, or when there is a rule, custom or general understanding. It can be translated as 'is supposed to be', 'is decided' or 'it is to be that' in English. The formation of ことになっている can be used with verbs, い-adjectives, な-adjectives, and nouns.

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