Decoded Slug: ~というのは (〜to iu no wa)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~というのは (〜to iu no wa)

~というのは (〜to iu no wa)

Short explanation:

Used to provide an explanation or definition; 'that is to say...', 'by that, I mean...'.


Phrase/sentence + というのは + explanation/definition


Nihon ni iku to iu no wa, Nihon ni ryokou suru koto desu.
Going to Japan, that is to say, traveling to Japan.
Kono mondai wa muzukashii to iu no wa, kaiketsu suru noni jikan ga kakaru to iu koto desu.
When I say that this problem is difficult, I mean that it takes time to solve.
Kare ga okotteiru to iu no wa, kare ga fuman wo kanjiteiru to iu koto desu.
By saying that he's angry, I mean he's feeling dissatisfied.
Futoru to iu no wa, taijuu ga fueru to iu koto desu.
Gaining weight, that is to say, increasing one's body weight.

Long explanation:

The ~というのは grammar point is used to provide an explanation or definition of the preceding statement or word. It can be translated as 'that is to say...', 'by that, I mean...', or 'what I mean by...'. It can be used with verbs, adjectives, or nouns.

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