According to A:【A によると】

sentence pattern
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On this page, you can learn Japanese grammar for ‘According to’.

Sentence pattern

According to + Noun

Noun + によると

Note

によると should be followed by a sentence every time. The sentence must finish with Plain Form + そうです(or ようです).

そうです can also follow Stem Form. In that case , the meaning is different. Refer to this page for more details.

Note 2

によると can be によれば. There is not a big difference between によると and によれば.

Example

According to my father, Karate is difficult.

によると、空手はむずかしいそうです

Exercise

Task: Change into Japanese.

  • According to my mother, soccer is dangerous.
  • According to my teacher, the exam is hard.

Task: Change into English.

  • ニュースによると、今夜大雨がふるそうです。
  • そのざっしによると、女の人は男の人より長く生きるそうです。

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