N3 Grammar Course

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JLPT Grammar Course
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N3 Grammar Course

Lesson 75: 〜というのは/とは


Noun + というのは/とは


「〜というのは/とは」is used to give a definition of a word.

Example Sentences:

A weatherman is someone with whom the weather does not always agree.

Honesty is a virtue.

A treaty is, as it were, a contract between countries.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Jim is short for James.

UT is the University of Tokyo.

JLPT is Japanese-Language Proficiency Test.

The birthday is the day on which a person was born.

A gentleman is a man of independent means.

“What does U.F.O. stand for?” “It means Unidentified Flying Object, I guess.”
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