Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
1. when it comes to ...; if one were to speak of ...; when one hears ...Usually written using kana alone
  • じゅうたく住宅
  • じじょう事情
  • といと言うと
  • にほん日本
  • とても
  • まず貧しい
  • じょうたい状態
  • As far housing goes, it is very poor in Japan.
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.), Conjunction
2. by ... you mean ...; when you say ... you mean that ...; so that meansUsually written using kana alone, sometimes in sentence-initial position
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
3. whenever ...; if it's ... then (without fail)Usually written using kana alone, indicates that what follows is inevitable


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