とは

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Japanese[edit]

Particle[edit]

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 (ウブントゥ)とは
    ubuntu to wa
    What is Ubuntu?

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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".

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