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JLPT Taisaku 105#ともすると

Updated: Aug 16, 2020

ともすると


Meaning:


tend to; apt to; be likely to; easily; be bound to


Examples;

切れ味の良い議論はともすると言葉の暴力となる。

A sharp debate is apt to lead to a violent argument.


親は自分の子供にはともすると点数が甘くなりがちだ。

Parents tend to be more permissive (lit., lenient in grading) when it comes to their own children.


大きな組織はともするとセクションリズムの陥る危険性がある。

Large organizations are likely to be in danger of falling into sectionalism.


I put all the examples along with the meaning into flashcards to study just in case you forget. (I suggest downloading the app version for brainscape) With this you can even study on your phone!


Feel free to use this flash card deck I update regularly.

https://www.brainscape.com/p/1QM6Q-LH-7XTJA

This grammar is really for intermediate-advanced learners. If you are looking to know where to start in Japanese and building a good foundation check out this blog post it.

https://www.myvaphotography.com/post/how-to-learn-japanese-effectively-and-avoid-these-mistakes-i-made