Decoded Slug: ~以上 (〜ijou)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~以上 (〜ijou)

~以上 (〜ijou)

Short explanation:

Expresses 'since' or 'as long as' in a conditional context.


Verb-casual + 以上, い-Adjective + 以上, な-Adjective + な以上, Noun + の以上


Kare wa isogashii ijou, tetsudai ni itte mo muda darou.
Since he is busy, it would be pointless to go help him.
Yakusoku shita ijou, mamoru beki da.
Since I made a promise, I should keep it.
Shimekiri ga chikai ijou, zenryoku de shigoto wo shinakereba naranai.
As long as the deadline is near, I have to work with all my might.
Kanojo wa daigakusei de aru ijou, benkyou ga yuusen sareru beki da.
Since she is a college student, studying should be prioritized.

Long explanation:

The ~以上 grammar point is used to express a condition or requirement, and it can be translated as 'since', 'as long as', or 'if' in English. It is often used to express that if a certain condition is met, a certain action or consequence will follow, emphasizing the importance of the condition. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb, い-adjective, な-adjective, or noun.

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