Uses of ということは

I would like to know all the uses of ということは if possible.

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:slight_smile:

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As far as I know this isn’t a specific grammar point, but basically a combination of:

と => this is being used to quote whatever phrase is preceding ということは
いう => this comes from 言う, to “say”
こと => this turn “言う” into a noun, “The act of saying…”
は => this is marking the topic of the sentence.

So, if you have a structure A ということは B , basically it means “The act of saying 「A」is B”, or in more natural English, “A, that is to say, B”.

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Although Bunpro does have it as an N2 grammar point. For anyone who uses that tool and wants to look this up and the readings they link.

Wow, I even took that lesson in BunPro and completely forgot I had seen it there ._.

BunPro Link - Maggie Sensei Link

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Be careful not to confuse:

ということは - “In other words”; “that is to say”; also sets up definitions

with:

ということで - “So”; “therefore,” where it follows a reason for something
というのは - Proceeds a reason/explanation at the beginning of a sentence; also sets up definitions after nouns
というもの(は/だ) - Emphasizer

It’s that simple!

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美人びじん薄命はくめいとはいうけれど。ということは、うちのかみさんは長生ながいきだな。

Beautiful women die young - or so the saying goes. If so then my wife is going to live a long life.

That’s one heck of a example sentence.

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