Grammar Info
N1 Lesson 1: 17/17

とは
that..., (surprised) that..., (never expected) that..., (shocked) that...

Structure
Verb + (など)+
Noun + ((1))+ (など)+
[い]Adjective + (など)+
[な]Adjective + ((1))+ (など)+

(1) だった
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  • [Used to express the speaker's reaction to some unexpected event・emphasizes strong feelings like shock or surprise ]
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病(びょう)弱(じゃく)で内気(うちき)だった田中(たなか)さんがボクシングチャンピオンになるとは夢(ゆめ)にも思(おも)わなかったよ!
I would never have even dreamed that sickly and reserved Tanaka-san would become a boxing champion.
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まさか二(に)ヶ月(かげつ)で10キロも痩(や)せるとはこのダイエットは効果(こうか)的(てき)だ!
I (never expected) that I would lose 10kg in two months! This diet is super effective!
[Expressions following とは like 驚く, 信じられない, etc. can be omitted.]
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メアリーさんとたけしさん去年(きょねん)もう一度(いちど)新婚旅行(しんこんりょこう)に行(い)ったとは驚(おどろ)いた
I was surprised that Mary-san and Takeshi-san went on a honeymoon again last year.
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