Decoded Slug: A。ということは B。 (A. To iu koto wa B.)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
A。ということは B。 (A. To iu koto wa B.)

A。ということは B。 (A. To iu koto wa B.)

Short explanation:

Expresses the meaning 'if A, that means B' or 'A implies B'.


A + ということは + B


Kanojo ga naite iru. To iu koto wa nanika kanashii koto ga atta ni chigainai.
She is crying. That means something sad must have happened.
Kono keeki ga nokotte iru. To iu koto wa, minna onaka ga ippai datta no ka na.
This cake is left over. That means everyone must have been full, I guess.
Michi ga juutai shite iru. To iu koto wa, jiko ga atta no kamoshirenai.
The road is congested. That means there might have been an accident.
Kare ga shiken ni ukatta. To iu koto wa, benkyou ga takusan ganbattan da ne.
He passed the exam. That means he must have studied really hard.

Long explanation:

The A。ということは B。grammar point is used to express the logical conclusion that if A is true, then B must also be true. It can be translated as 'if A, that means B' or 'A implies B' in English. This pattern is used when the speaker wants to infer or deduce B based on the information provided by A.

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