Decoded Slug: Noun + ときたら (〜tokitara)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Noun + ときたら (〜tokitara)

Noun + ときたら (〜tokitara)

Short explanation:

Expresses strong feelings about a matter; 'speaking of', 'when it comes to'.


Noun + ときたら


Sushi tokitara, kare wa nani mo taberenai.
When it comes to sushi, he can't eat anything.
Suugaku no mondai tokitara, kanojo wa itsumo komatte iru.
When it comes to math problems, she is always troubled.
Ano mise no hanbaagaa tokitara, hontouni oishii.
Speaking of that shop's hamburgers, they are really delicious.
Kare no itsumo no taido tokitara, hontouni komatta mono da.
Speaking of his usual attitude, it really is troublesome.

Long explanation:

The grammar point Noun + ときたら is used to introduce a subject in a conversation and emphasizes strong feelings or impressions about the topic, whether they are negative or positive. It typically conveys a sense of exclamation. It translates to phrases like 'when it comes to', 'speaking of' in English.

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