Decoded Slug: ~というの~ (〜to iu no〜)

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

~というの~ (〜to iu no〜)

Short explanation:

Explain or emphasise a reason for a certain situation or action.


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


Chikoku shita no wa, densha ga okureta to iu no da.
The reason I was late is because the train was delayed.
Kono heya ga kitanai no wa, souji o shinakatta to iu no da.
The reason this room is dirty is because I didn't clean it.
Kanojo ga okotte iru no wa, kare ga yakusoku o yabutta to iu no da.
The reason she is angry is because he broke the promise.
Kare ga seikou shita no wa, doryoku shite benkyou shita to iu no da.
The reason he succeeded is because he studied hard.

Long explanation:

The ~というの〜 grammar point is used to provide an explanation or emphasise the reason for a certain situation or action. This pattern can be translated to 'the thing is that', 'the reason is that', or 'it's because' in English. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb, い-adjective, な-adjective, or noun.

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