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Decoded Slug: ~という (〜to iu)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~という (〜to iu)

~という (〜to iu)

Short explanation:

Used for quoting, defining or giving an example; 'called', 'that is to say', 'like'.


Noun + という + Noun, Verb-casual + という + Noun, い-Adjective + という + Noun, な-Adjective + という + Noun


Hon'ya de 'Harry Potter' to iu hon o kaimashita.
I bought a book called 'Harry Potter' at the bookstore.
Kino, oishii to iu keeki o tabemashita.
Yesterday, I ate a cake that is said to be delicious.
Kare wa totemo shinsetsu da to iu hyouban desu.
He has a reputation for being very kind.
Kotoshi no natsu, Toukyou ni aru 'Disneyland' to iu teema paaku ni ikitai desu.
I want to go to a theme park called 'Disneyland' in Tokyo this summer.

Long explanation:

The ~という grammar point is used to quote, define or give an example of something. It can be translated as 'called', 'that is to say', or 'like' in English. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb, い-adjective, な-adjective, or noun.

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