3 Replies ・ Started by FruitChinpoSamurai at 2019-03-24 16:40:00 UTC ・ Last reply by Leebo at 2019-03-26 23:21:06 UTC
This is a discussion about とする

How does this work?

It has a lot of meaning. I usually encounter this expression on news articles and can't seem to find a valid translation for it. Can somebody explain the grammar behind this?

Leebo at 2019-03-25 00:31:50 UTC

Do you have an example of a situation where you think no possible translations fit? It depends entirely on context, but I would say in news articles, my first guess would be the "to regard as" or "to suppose" meanings.

FruitChinpoSamurai at 2019-03-26 16:20:02 UTC

Hey, so I found the grammar on Tae Kim's guide:
The article where I found the とする expression was this:

Apparently, it means "trying to do something", as Tae Kim says.

Leebo at 2019-03-26 23:21:06 UTC

That's the first definition here on Jisho... so... well, okay, if you've got it now.

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