Decoded Slug: ~というと (〜to iu to)

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

~というと (〜to iu to)

Short explanation:

Used to provide an example or characteristic related to the topic being discussed; translates as 'when it comes to', 'speaking of', or 'in terms of'.


Noun + というと


Nihon ryouri to iu to, sushi ga omoiukabu.
When it comes to Japanese cuisine, sushi comes to mind.
Pari to iu to, efferu tou wo omoidasu.
Speaking of Paris, I remember the Eiffel Tower.
Natsu yasumi to iu to, umi ni iku koto ga tanoshimi da.
When it comes to summer vacation, I look forward to going to the beach.
Kare to iu to, itsumo genki na hito da to omou.
Speaking of him, I think he is always an energetic person.

Long explanation:

The ~というと grammar point is used to indicate an example, characteristic, or association related to the topic that is being discussed. This structure helps to emphasize the item it is connected to as the main focus of the sentence. It can be translated as 'when it comes to', 'speaking of', or 'in terms of' in English.

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