Toiu (という)

Meaning: called, such as, that
JLPT Level: N4

kureyon shin chan to iu manga wa omoshiroi desu yo.
Crayon Shinchan-called-manga-(topic particle)-interesting-is-(emphatic)
A manga called Crayon Shinchan is really interesting.

Notes: The speaker assumes the listener hasn’t heard of Crayon Shinchan.


と is used like a quotation marker and いう is say, call.

Placed before a noun that describes or defines the phrase before it.

Used when either you or the person you are speaking with are not too familiar with the phrase or is something new to the speaker or listener.

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