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相当, そうとう

  • sōtō


adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi), adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru

  • befitting
  • becoming
  • worthy of
  • proportionate
  • in keeping with
  • suitable


  • considerable
  • substantial


noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru

  • to be worthy of
  • to be proportionate to


  • to correspond to (in meaning, function, etc.)
  • to be equivalent


adverb (fukushi)

  • extremely
  • considerably

Examples of 相当,そうとう in a Sentence

Ten years is a long time.
A trip to America was equivalent to a two-year salary for her.
The professor who invented it has the right to reasonable remuneration from the university.
The place is very much built up now.
Do you know the French equivalent of the word?
The damage will cost us a lot of money.
This painting is worth a great deal of money.
Their expenses for the wedding were considerable.
I believe it will be quite a long time before the spirit of democracy pervades our daily life.
Every Jack must have his Jill.

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