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JLPT Taisaku 138#とは

とは


Meaning:


(not think/expect/etc.) that; (be surprised/be glad/ regret/ etc.) that


Examples;

彼が自分のベンチャー会社を立ち上げるとは思いもしなかった。

I never thought that he would launch his own venture business.


あんないい店がなくなったとは残念だ。

It is too bad that such a nice shop is gone.


子供が生まれた途端にがんの宣告を受けるとは何という悲劇だ。

What a tragedy it is for her to be told that she had cancer right after she'd had her baby.


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