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N3 Lesson 5: 12/22


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


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.




    It is a fact that he is an actor.


    It is a fact that she is 20 years old.


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


    It is a fact that the earth is round.


    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 (11 in total)

  • Daru


    Also, sorry for the year-old reply.

  • electrosuccess


    Hi, sorry for digging up an old conversation, but I don’t quite understand why this sentence gives me the alt answer without という part then:

  • Fuga


    Hey @electrosuccess !

    This seems like an error on our end so we have just fixed it! という needs to be included here! Thanks for letting us know about this!

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