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Decoded Slug: ~として (〜to shite)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~として (〜to shite)

~として (〜to shite)

Short explanation:

Indicates a role, capacity, or identity; 'as', 'in the capacity of'.


Verb-casual + として, い-Adjective + として, な-Adjective + だとして, Noun + だとして


Kare wa bengoshi to shite hataraite imasu.
He is working as a lawyer.
Kono ryouri wa sunakku to shite taberaremasu.
This dish can be eaten as a snack.
Kanojo wa riidaa to shite sonkei sarete iru.
She is respected as a leader.
Kono hon wa sankousho to shite tsukawaremasu.
This book is used as a reference.

Long explanation:

The ~として grammar point is used to express a role, capacity, or identity in which someone or something functions. It can be translated as 'as' or 'in the capacity of' in English. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb, い-adjective, な-adjective, or noun.

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