100 Grammar Points

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94. The power “ใใ†”

ใใ†, for our purposes today, means, “That’s right” or “That’s so” (the latter being an easy way to remember)

Construction:

  • This useful word is used in various idiomatic ways. It is best to learn each as an example by heart.

ใใ†ใงใ™ใ€‚
sou desu
Yes, that is right.


ใใ†ใงใ™ใ‹๏ผŸ
sou desu ka?
Is that so?; Really?; You don’t say?


ใใ†ใ„ใˆใฐใƒปใƒปใƒป
sou ieba
Now that you mention it; Speaking of that…


ใใ†่€ƒใˆใ‚‹ใจ
sou kangaeru to
Seen from that light; Thinking like that; From that point of view


ใใ†ใ—ใŸใ‚‰
sou shitara
If you do it that way…; if done that way…


ใใ†ใ—ใชใ„ใจ
sou shinai to
If you don’t do it that way…

And there are many more you will come across! Listen to how ใใ† is used in conversation.

100 Grammar Points

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