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Decoded Slug: ~といったらない。 (〜to ittara nai)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~といったらない。 (〜to ittara nai)

~といったらない。 (〜to ittara nai)

Short explanation:

Expresses the extreme of something; 'nothing can be more ... than this'


i-Adjective + といったらない, な-Adjective + だといったらない, Noun + だといったらない


Kyou wa samui to ittara nai.
It's extremely cold today.
Kanojo no ryouri no oishisa to ittara nai.
Nothing can be more delicious than her cooking.
Kono ko no atama no yosa da to ittara nai.
This child is extremely smart.
Kare no namakeppuri da to ittara nai.
Nobody can be more lazy than him.

Long explanation:

The ~といったらない grammar point is used to emphasize the high degree or intensity of an action or state. This structure can be translated in English as 'nothing can be more ... than this' or 'it's extremely...'. It shows that something is so much so, that it cannot be expressed with other words.

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