100 Grammar Points

 

61. Etc… and… など、とか

Sometimes you have to say more than one thing. Whoever invented “etc.” was a genius. Let’s see how to do this in Japanese…

First a few ways to list multiple items:

や ya – and, and so forth

ピーマンほうれん草が嫌いです。
pi-man ya hourensou ga kirai desu.
I don’t like green peppers, spinach and the like.


とか toka – or, and, and so forth

熊のプーさんとかドラえもんとかキティちゃんが好きです。
kuma no pu-san toka doraemon toka kiti chan ga suki desu.
I like things like Winnie the Pooh and Doraemon and Hello Kitty.


And now for nado to wrap things up.

食べ物の中ではピザとかフライドポテトなどが好きです。
tabemono no naka dewa piza toka furaido poteto nado ga suki desu.

As for foods, I like things like pizza or french fries.

100 Grammar Points

 

Is this site helping your Japanese? Do you have a spare $1 to help Clay pay the bills?




View Some TJS Supporters!


DarwinGenome Guides – helpful academic writing tips for students
Expert assistance with languages homework help for every student at ezassignmenthelp
123Writings.com writes admission essays since 2013

Get Clay’s Kanji 100 eBook For FREE

Claim Your Two Tocks Before Midnight eBook for FREE

Facebook your comment here! 😀