Last modified on 11 February 2014, at 07:55

とは

JapaneseEdit

ParticleEdit

とは (romaji to wa)

  1. this particle indicates that a word or a phrase is to be defined
    素数 (そすう)とは (なに)かを (まな)んだ。
    sosū to wa nani ka o mananda.
    I learnt what a prime number was.
    Ubuntuとは
    ubuntu to wa ?
    What is Ubuntu?

Usage notesEdit

  • This particle is e.g. often used in encyclopedias to define entries.
  • When used alone with a word it denotes the meaning of "this word is defined as?" and may be translated as "about" or "What is".

See alsoEdit