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Decoded Slug: ~とおり (〜toori)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~とおり (〜toori)

~とおり (〜toori)

Short explanation:

Express doing as instructed or how something is; 'as', 'according to', 'following'.


Verb-casual + とおり, い-Adjective + とおり, な-Adjective + だとおり, Noun + だとおり


Sensei ga itta toori ni shukudai wo shimashita.
I did my homework as the teacher said.
Kono chizu no toori ni aruite kudasai.
Please walk according to this map.
Kare wa itsumo ruuru toori ni asobimasu.
He always plays by the rules.
Sono douro wa hiruma to onaji kurai yoru mo nigiyaka da toori desu.
That street is as lively at night as it is during the day.

Long explanation:

The ~とおり grammar point is used to express doing something as instructed or describing how something is, based on a certain guideline or rule. It can be translated as 'as', 'according to', or 'following' in English. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb, い-adjective, な-adjective, or noun.

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