TAKOBOTO

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ということだ
toiukotoda
JLPT N2 Author: dc
Meaning
it must mean, it boils down to
See also
Phrases
What the hell does this mean!
#1322 Author: dc

The theme of this time's lesson is that thing called love.
#374 Author: Amatuka

The report states that there will be a depression.
#3448 Author: dbx

I hear that Bob and Lucy have broken.
#3450 Author: dbx

The fact that that guy did not show up boils down to (must mean) he is feeling guilty about something.
#684 Author: Amatuka, bamboo4

The fact that the letter came back means that she no longer lives at this address.
#6232 Author: rubyhatchet

According to the police, it seems that the midsummer heat is to blame for sparking the riot.
#3451 Author: dbx

After all, it must mean that I'm cute.
#3452 Author: dbx

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