Decoded Slug: A とか B とか

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
A とか B とか

A とか B とか

Short explanation:

Used to express multiple examples or possibilities; 'such as', 'like', 'for example'.


Noun + とか + Noun + とか


Shuumatsu wa eiga toka kaimono toka tanoshii koto wo shitai desu.
I want to do fun things like watching movies and shopping on the weekend.
Kanojo wa eigo toka furansugo toka iroirona kotoba wo hanasemasu.
She can speak various languages, like English and French.
Kono mise wa sushi toka sashimi toka nihon ryouri wo teikyou shiteimasu.
This restaurant offers Japanese dishes such as sushi and sashimi.
Doru itchi bokkusu toka doru go bokkusu toka, kotonaru kakaku no ranchi bokkusu ga arimasu.
There are lunch boxes with different prices, like $1 boxes and $5 boxes.

Long explanation:

The とか grammar point is used to list multiple examples or possibilities. It can be translated as 'such as', 'like', or 'for example' in English. とか is used between the listed items and expresses that the list is not exhaustive.

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