Japanese Word of the Day 11 As に従って

Information presented in kanji, hiragana, romaji, and English. Usage examples were found on the Internet and other sources. Translations are usually mine and might not be perfect; if you find any errors, please let me know.

今日の単語 / きょう の たんご / kyou no tango / today’s new word:

に従って / に従い

に したがって / に したがい

ni shitagatte / ni shitagai

As, in accordance with (a phrase that links an action that changes along with another action OR links a noun to a modifying clause with the meaning “in accordance with”)

When this phrase refers to an action changing along with another action, both actions must be continuous and refer to actions that are beyond human control.

例 / れい / rei:

(動詞 / どうし / doushi / Verb + に従って


しょうひ ししゅつ に ついて せたい ぬし の ねんれい かいきゅう べつ に  

こうにゅう さき べつ わりあい に みる と、 いっぱん こうり てん は、よん じゅう 

さい だい まで は、 ねんれい かいきゅう が たかく-なる に したがって、 ていか 

し、 それ いこう は じょうしょう する。

Regarding consumption expenditures, when (we) look at the varying point-of-purchase rates for different age levels of heads of household, (we find) among people in their forties, as age increases, shopping at general retail shops falls, then rises. 

(名詞 / めいし / meishi / Noun + ni shitagatte)

(from a religious website)

あなたの道に従って / あなた の みち に したがって / In accordance with your way


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