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Presents information A; A is heard (and repeated in this sentence)
Can be used when A is confirming something that was said more clearly.

  1. Presents information A; A is heard (and repeated in this sentence)
    Can be used when A is confirming something that was said more clearly.
  2. Changes sentence/phrase A into a noun
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ボブ  ルーシー         いう こと   
I hear that Bob and Lucy have broken up.
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その    によると   になる  いう こと   
The report states that there will be a depression.
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この こと からすると       という こと になる  
From this, it follows that he is innocent.
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テレビ  ニュース によると       ある            いう こと   
According to the news on TV, a popular singer died today.
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  によると         もらう  とても      そう  なる  いう こと です  
According to my friend, dogs feel wonderful when you rub their bellies.
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 によれば    クラブ                いう こと です  
According to the rumors, it looks like that there are a lot of first year students joining clubs this year.

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Changes sentence/phrase A into a noun

  1. Presents information A; A is heard (and repeated in this sentence)
    Can be used when A is confirming something that was said more clearly.
  2. Changes sentence/phrase A into a noun
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    によると       セクハラ         こと  そう   
According to the entertainment magazines, it seems that a famous celebrity was arrested for sexual harrassment.
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       こと      
He's good at driving, isn't he?
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        いる って こと          
That Mr. Oda is at the school gates..it's a personal belongings inspection!
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         して        こと でした  
Master Ooyama returned greatly satisfied.
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  くらい から   なる       
It'll get hot around next month.

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Years Studied: 3
Studying: JLPT N3 & JLPT 2
Level: 1, : 99
This is level 3 grammar.
A similiar meaning to とうことです is とのことです. (There's no entry for that grammar on this site.)

さんはむとのことです。 (Unicom)
I heard from Honda-san that he’s taking of from work today.

からよろしくとのことです。(Tangorin website)
She sent you her best wishes.
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13 years ago
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Thanks - I've added a new page for とのことだ. You should add a few sentences in there for practice :). ( http://www.renshuu.org/index.php?page=grammar/individual&id=344 )

I checked my JLPT specification book, though, and only found ということ in the level 2 list. Do you have another source that says level 3?
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13 years ago
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Years Studied: 3
Studying: JLPT N3 & JLPT 2
Level: 1, : 99
うことです is mentioned in Unicom grammar book for level 3 where the meaning and sentence construction is the same as the one posted here. I don't have any other sources other than that.

I think I got confused with this entry at one point: http://www.renshuu.org/index.php?page=grammar/individual&id=131
At first glance, it’s very similar except one uses copula instead of a particle (aside from the different meanings).

Another grammar point that is missing on this site is "っぱなし". Similar meaning as "‾まま"
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13 years ago
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Ah, that's the level 3 entry; there's *also* a level 2 entry. I'll combine them so they are on one page - no point in keeping them separate.

っぱなし isn't a JLPT entry, is it? I'll add it (the site is in no means restricted to JLPT). Thanks!
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13 years ago
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Years Studied: 3
Studying: JLPT N3 & JLPT 2
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Actually っぱなし is a level 3 grammar point too. It used to be a level 1 grammar point, or so I heard.
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13 years ago
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っぱなし is level 3? I've never heard of it until now, haha. That's not a good sign...
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13 years ago
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I've not heard of it either, and it definitely wasn't in my textbook when I studied a few years ago. I'm thinking it might have been added in the textbook that mireille is using as an unofficial grammar point that's been seen in the test before (what is it, like 10% of the grammar/vocab each year is outside of the official lists).
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13 years ago
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Studying: JLPT N3 & JLPT 2
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Update on the construction:

Plain form verb + ということだ
Noun + (だ+) ということだ
Na-adjective + (だ+) ということだ
I-adjective + ということだ

And ということだ has two meanings.
1) something heard
2) Present info

After reading my previous post, it's a bit more clear.
The first meaning was added in the lv3 grammar book, but only in the lv2 grammar book more details about the construction with examples were given. So it's something lv3 students needs to be familiar with but not something that really needs to be mastered completely.
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12 years ago (Edited 12 years ago.)
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Got it!
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12 years ago
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What about the usage where it confirms something that was said more clearly. My example is, 「ふーん、はちょっと・・・」「あー、わないということだね。」Where would that fit?
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12 years ago
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Good point; I can expand the definition a bit.
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12 years ago
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Level: 13, : 114
I'm not sure whether this or the standalone という is the best place to add a usage/meaning, but since the standalone one specifies a noun before という, I'm going to suggest it here.
Instead of こと one can use some more specific words, that render the preceding clause into "such/such that", e.g.
をいつもせるという (the mentality of always leaving problematic work to others)
さないというえ (the thought of never speaking to him again)

Again, not sure that fits here, but it seemed to be the closest one.
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11 years ago
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I think it might be a better fit on this page: http://www.renshuu.org/index.php?page=grammar/individual&id=126
What do you think?
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11 years ago
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Yeah, the standalone one was my first choice, it would definitely require a new meaning there (edit: though IMO the A is called B meaning is the same, just one specific aspect - but still probably useful to keep separate for JLPT purposes). Unfortunately I can't think of a not overall general description for it... well, it mostly is a pretty general structure of one clause clarifying another.
Maybe sort of "that is/that says"; says, since apart from abstract things like thoughts/feelings etc, it can also be used for general information-passing ones, e.g. という、という、という etc.
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11 years ago (Edited 11 years ago.)
Level: 1, : 1

Hi,


In the second meaning, the construction for verbs specify dictionary form. However, I saw example from here, where verbs are "conjugated" but keep casual form. Such as :「ボブルーシーこうさいやめたいうこと」「あー、わないということだね。」


Is it right ? Does this entry need an update ?

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7 years ago
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The entry is a bit rigid. It can contain any plain verb form. Thanks for pointing it out.

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7 years ago



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