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~とおり/~どおり

~とおり/~どおり
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Today’s Grammar Point: ~とおり/~どおり

通り itself means “a street” and it gets pronounced とおり as a common noun and どおり as part of a Proper Noun but if it is used with other words, it describes that whatever comes after 通り is similar or the same as whatever comes before 通り. So it can be translated as “as ~,” “in accordance with ~,” or “according to ~.” As shown below, it is usually pronounced as とおり but when it follows a noun directly, it is usually どおり.

If 通り is used before a noun (adjectival use), you connect 通り with the particle の (i.e. 通りの…).

If 通り is used to describe anything other than a noun (adverbial use), you use it in the form of 通りに, although this に gets often omitted in conversations (i.e. 通りに… or 通り…).

Connection

  • [dictionary form verb] とおり
  • [たform (past plain) verb] とおり
  • [noun] の とおり
  • [noun] どおり

Examples

ははがするとおりの方法ほうほうてんぷらをげてみた。
I tried frying tempura in the same way as my mother does.

わたしとおりにやってみてください。
Try as I say.

ほんいてあるとおりの結果けっかになった。
The result was exactly as it was written in the book.

計画けいかくしているとおりに物事ものごとすすむといいのですが。
I hope things go as planned.

想像そうぞうしたとおりの結果けっかになった。
The result was as I had imagined.

心配しんぱいしていたとおりにあめった。
It rained as I was worried.

言葉ことばとおりの状況じょうきょうだった。
言葉ことばどおりの状況じょうきょうだった。
It was exactly as described in words.

約束やくそくとおりにむかえにった。
約束やくそくどおりにむかえにった。
I picked him up as promised.

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