Japanese ときたら grammar tokitara

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Let’s learn Japanese ときたら grammar tokitara :

JLPT level : N1

Formation :

N+ときたら

Meaning and how to use :

1. Used to express the judgments or strong emotions of the speaker about N. The latter clause are words describing criticism or unfavored opinions.

Examples:

あの人ときたら、いつもくだらないことを言って、馬鹿な行動をし、本当に狂う人だ。
Ano hito toki tara, itsumo kudaranai koto o itte, baka na koudou o shi, hontouni kuruu hito da.
About him, he always talk and do stupid things, what a crazy person.

ABC社の商品ときたら、質が悪いものばかりですよ。
Eibishi sha no shouhin toki tara, shitsu ga warui mono bakari desu yo.
Talking about ABC company’s products, they’re all low quality products.

そのやつときたら、お金がたくさんあっても、行儀がとても悪いです。
Sono yatsu to ki tara, okane ga takusan atte mo, gyougi ga totemo warui desu.
Talking about that guy, even if he has a lot of money but his attitude is bad.

2. Expresses the meaning “In situation.., do..”. This structure is used when wanting to start the conversation with a noun.

Examples:

寿司を食べるときたら、特別なドレッシングがいい。
Sushi o taberu toki tara, tokubetsu na doresshingu ga ii.
When eating sushi, a special sauce is not to be missed.

本を読めるときたら、静かな場所が適当だ。
Hon o yomeru toki tara, shizuka na basho ga tekitou da.
When reading book, a quiet place is the most appropriate.

体が変な表現があるときたら、やはり医者に診てもらった方がいい。
Karada ga hen na hyougen ga aru toki tara, yahari isha ni mi te moratta hou ga ii.
When your body is acting strange, you should see a doctor.

Note: Mostly used in verbal communications.

Related structures :

above is Japanese ときたら grammar tokitara. if you don’t understand the signs we used in fomation, you can find their meaning here : signs used in Japanese grammar structures.

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