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Decoded Slug: ~とのことだ (〜to no koto da)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~とのことだ (〜to no koto da)

~とのことだ (〜to no koto da)

Short explanation:

Expresses something that the speaker heard; 'I've heard that', 'I was told that'.


Simplified phrase + とのことだ


Shuumatsu ni paatii ga aru to no koto da.
I've heard that there is a party this weekend.
Kare wa rainen Rondon ni hikkosu to no koto da.
I was told that he is moving to London next year.
Kanojo wa atarashii shigoto ni tsuita to no koto da.
I've heard that she has gotten a new job.
Ashita wa shiken ga nai to no koto da.
I was told that there is no exam tomorrow.

Long explanation:

The ~とのことだ grammar point is used to express something that the speaker has heard from someone else. It can be roughly translated as 'I've heard that', 'I was told that' in English. It is a formal way to present hearsay or information the speaker did not directly witness but was informed about.

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