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Decoded Slug: ~ということだ (〜to iu koto da)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~ということだ (〜to iu koto da)

~ということだ (〜to iu koto da)

Short explanation:

Express a conclusion or hearsay; 'I heard', 'it means', 'it can be said'.


Verb-casual + ということだ, い-Adjective + ということだ, な-Adjective + だということだ, Noun + だということだ


Kare wa raishuu kekkon suru to iu koto da.
I heard that he is getting married next week.
Kono shiken wa muzukashii to iu koto da.
It means this exam is difficult.
Kanojo ga hikkoshita to iu koto da.
I heard that she has moved.
Kare wa shigoto ga umaku ikanai da to iu koto da.
It can be said that his work is not going well.

Long explanation:

The ~ということだ grammar point is used to express a conclusion, summary or hearsay about a certain situation or statement. It can be translated as 'I heard', 'it means', or 'it can be said' in English. This grammar point is often used with verbs, adjectives, and nouns.

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