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See also: とば
とは (rōmaji to wa)
- indicates that a word or a phrase is to be defined
- (more emphatic) Synonym of
- Short for とは思わなかった (to wa omowanakatta, “did not think that ...”).
- 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".
- 就いて (tsuite): regarding, concerning