に従って (ni shitagatte) Meaning Japanese Grammar - According To
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The expression に従って (
ni shitagatte) means
in accordance with,
in line with,
in compliance with.
In this post, we will explore the meaning of に従って, how it is formed and when it is used through common phrases.
We will also look at the single verb 従う, which means
comply with and its negative form 従わない meaning
not comply with.
I will include in the post a list of nouns that can be used with に従って.
How and when に従って is used
に従って is a formal expression in Japanese and indicates something that should be adhered to and followed; it can be a regulation, an order, an instruction, a direction from a guide, a person, a company, etc.
The phrase or expression A expresses what is to be followed or conformed to.
You must make a payment, in accordance with this contract.
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How to form に従って
に従って is formed:
- by the particle に
- by the て form of the verb 従う meaning
- the synonim of 従う is the verb 服従する :
be compliant with
に従って is used with Verbs and Nouns.
We can also find the form に従い with the Base in い of the verb 従う and is considered more formal.
The wind gets stronger as we approach the top.
The expression is often transcribed in hiragana にしたがって.
As the number of words you know increases, your listening ability will improve as well.
Live according to your true feelings.
Live according to your intuition! That is your true life.
Nouns used with に従って
Here is a short list of nouns commonly used with the expression に従って:
- 規定にしたがって: in accordance with the
- 法則にしたがって: according to the
- 指示にしたがって: according to the
- 手順にしたがって: according to the
- 説明にしたがって: according to the
- 案内にしたがって: following the
に従わない: disobey, violate
The negative form of the verb従う is 従わない and is used with the meaning of:
not to follow,
not to comply,
He was disciplined for violating the company's policy.
Examples of に従って
According to the law, all citizens are equal.
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