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JLPT Taisaku 160#ことに


ことに


Meaning:


it is ~ that; I am ~ that ; we are ~ that; to my/our ~ ; ~ ly


Examples:

嬉しいことに、今学期は祭日が3日もある。

I'm glad that there are (as many as) three holidays this term.


残念なことに、この本は絶版で、普通の本屋では手に入らない。

To my regret, this book is out of print and cannot be purchased at ordinary bookstores.


驚いたことに、村田さんはあなたに気に入っていた会社を半年で辞めてしまった。

I was surprised that Mr. Murata quit his job after six months- he seemed so excited about his work.


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