Decoded Slug: ~とされる (〜to sareru)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~とされる (〜to sareru)

~とされる (〜to sareru)

Short explanation:

Indicates a general belief or widely accepted view; often translated as 'is considered', 'is seen as', 'is said to be'.


Verb-casual + とされる, い-Adjective + とされる, な-Adjective + だとされる, Noun + だとされる


Sakkaa wa sekai de motto mo ninki no aru supootsu to sareteimasu.
Soccer is considered the most popular sport in the world.
Kare wa mottomo yuunou na kagakusha to sareru.
He is considered the most talented scientist.
Kono tatemono wa jimoto no randomaaku da to sareteimasu.
This building is said to be a local landmark.
Sono otera wa kodai no bijutsuhin to sareteiru.
That temple is considered an ancient work of art.

Long explanation:

The ~とされる grammar point is used to express what is generally believed or widely accepted in a society or group of people. It can also be used to express what is reputed or alleged about something or someone. It translates to 'is considered', 'is seen as', 'is said to be' in English. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb, い-adjective, な-adjective, or noun.

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