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Decoded Slug: A うと B うと (A uto B uto)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
A うと B うと (A uto B uto)

A うと B うと (A uto B uto)

Short explanation:

To show both conditions A and B are equivalent or indifferent; 'whether A or B'.


い-adjective + うと, な-adjective + であろうと, Noun + であろうと


Ame ga furo u to hare yo u to, watashi wa mainichi jogingu wo shimasu.
Whether it's raining or sunny, I jog every day.
Shiken ga muzukashiku temo, yasashiku temo, isshoukenmei benkyou shimasu.
Whether the exam is difficult or easy, I will study hard.
Kare ga gakusei de arou to shakaijin de arou to, watashi wa kare ni sonkei shiteimasu.
Whether he is a student or a working adult, I respect him.
Sono eiga ga atarashii de arou to furui de arou to, omoshirokereba mimasu.
Whether the movie is new or old, if it's interesting, I'll watch it.

Long explanation:

The うと うと grammar point is used to express that both conditions A and B are equivalent or the same to the speaker. It can be translated as 'whether A or B' in English, indicating the speaker's indifference to the two conditions. The formation is with い-adjectives, な-adjectives, or nouns.

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