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N1 Lesson 8: 9/17
ときたら ときたら when it comes to, that/this … of mine, that/this darn …, that/this blasted … AときたらB can also express that for a topic A, the most suitable course of action/the most suited match is B. As in 夏ときたらやっぱり海!
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Noun + たら
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  • AときたらB is a colloquial phrase used to mark a topic A that is followed by negative comment about it B (usually criticism). It emphasizes the speaker’s frustration with B. This frustration is sometimes in jest, and can have an endearing nuance.
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このプリンターときたら忙(いそが)し時(とき)に限(かぎ)って故障(こしょう)するぞ!」
This freaking printer of mine, it breaks only when I am busy.”
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