Decoded Slug: Noun といい Noun といい (〜toii〜toii)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Noun といい Noun といい (〜toii〜toii)

Noun といい Noun といい (〜toii〜toii)

Short explanation:

Used to express 'both A and B'; 'whether it's A or B'; 'not to mention A and also B'.


Noun1 + といい + Noun2 + といい + Comment


Nihon no tabemono to ii kankouchi to ii, subete ga subarashii desu.
Both Japanese food and tourist spots are all wonderful.
Kare no yasashisa to ii, tairyoku to ii, kare wa risouteki na paatonaa da.
Whether it's his kindness or stamina, he is an ideal partner.
Kono machi no eigakan to ii, kouen to ii, roujaku nannin ga tanoshimeru.
Not to mention the movie theaters and parks in this town, they are enjoyable for all ages.
Kare no kashou ryoku to ii, dansu no sukiru to ii, kanpeki da.
Both his singing ability and his dance skills are perfect.

Long explanation:

This grammar structure is used to provide two examples or two situations to demonstrate a certain characteristic or situation. It's a way of mentioning two items of the same theme to generalize or emphasize something applicable to them both. In English, it can be understood as 'both A and B', 'whether it's A or B', or 'not to mention A and also B'.

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