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と言えば
Readings
といえば
toieba
English
Expression
Usually written using kana alone
speaking of ...

Expression
Usually written using kana alone
when it comes to ..., as for ..., if one were to say ...

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Grammar
と言えば: speaking of ~
といえば/というと/といったら
Kanjis
ON: ゲン, ゴン KUN: い.う, こと
say, word

Stroke: 7 Grade: 2 JLPT: N4 SKIP: 2-1-6 FC: 0060.0


Phrases
田中さんといえば、最近彼に会ったか。
Parts: さん (み) と言えば (といえば) 最近 (さいきん) (かれ) 会う (あう)
Talking of Mr Tanaka, have you seen him lately?
Speaking of Mr. Tanaka, have you seen him lately?

父は料理が得意だ。母はといえば、食べるのが得意だ。
Parts: (ちち) 料理 (りょうり) 得意 (とくい) (はは) と言えば (といえば) 食べる (たべる) 得意 (とくい)
Father is good at cooking. As for Mother, she is good at eating.
My father is good at cooking. As for my mother, she is good at eating.