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N3 Lesson 5: 11/21

()うのは事実(じじつ)

It is a fact that ~, There is no doubt that

Structure

Phrase + (という) + 事実(じじつ) +

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About ~というのは事実だ

~というのは事実(じじつ)だ is a phrase used to strongly express that (A) is something that is 'true', 'a fact', or has 'no doubt'. というのは may be used after almost any phrase, before the noun 事実(じじつ) 'truth', paired with the auxiliary verb (or です) will determine that phrase to be a fact.
  • この(ひと)(わたし)母親(ははおや)(ころ)したというのは事実(じじつ)
    It is a fact that this person killed my mother.
  • 彼女(かのじょ)弁護士(べんごし)というのは事実(じじつ)
    It is a fact that she is a lawyer.
The literal translation というのは事実(じじつ) is 'that which is (A) is true', as (A) is just a nominalized phrase. It is also quite common to see this expression with という omitted, the only difference being that it sounds slightly weaker.
  • 赤信号(あかしんごう)無視(むし)したのは事実(じじつ)
    It is true that I ignored the red light.
  • 彼女(かのじょ)仲直(なかなお)りしたのは事実(じじつ)
    It is a fact that I worked it out with my girlfriend.

Examples

  • (かれ)俳優(はいゆう)というのは事実(じじつ)

    It is a fact that he is an actor.

  • 彼女(かのじょ)二十歳(はたち)というのは事実(じじつ)

    It is a fact that she is 20 years old.

  • (あたら)しい細菌(さいきん)発見(はっけん)されたというのは事実(じじつ)

    It is a fact that a new bacterium has been discovered.

  • 地球(ちきゅう)(まる)というのは事実(じじつ)

    It is a fact that the earth is round.

  • (かれ)前科(ぜんか)があるというのは事実(じじつ)

    It is a fact that he has a criminal history.

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~というのは事実だ – Grammar Discussion

Most Recent Replies (9 in total)

  • Daru

    Daru

    About 1 year ago

    It’s because its ending with だ. You can say “彼が俳優のは事実だ”, but, the answer we’re looking for includes that だ, which would need to be omitted for this hypothetical alternate answer to work.

    Hope this cleared it up a bit! It’s mostly a quirk of the quiz system rather than some weird grammar shenanigans.

  • MZa

    MZa

    About 1 year ago

    Thanks @Daru, indeed this cleared it up!

  • Daru

    Daru

    About 1 year ago

    Also, sorry for the year-old reply.

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