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Grammar detail: 〜として

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JLPT:
〜として - as (a) ~, in the role of ~
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として
means
as (a) ~
or
in the role of ~
かれ
きょうし
教師
として
せいけい
生計
てた

He earned his living as a teacher.
ナイフとして
もち
いられている

It is used as a knife.
として is also commonly used with
らている to convey that someone or something is famous for something. For example:
ハト
へいわ
平和
しょうちょう
象徴
として
られている

The dove is a famous symbol for peace.
かれ
いだい
偉大
ピアニストとして
られている

He is known as a great pianist.
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Words used in this grammar

'ru' godan verb, transitive verb
1. to be aware of; to know; to be conscious of; to cognize; to cognise
2. to notice; to feel
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Kanji used in this grammar

チ   し to know   
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ヒ   かれ he   
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キョウ   おしえる to teach   おそわる to be taught   
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シ    teacher; army   
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セイ   ショウ    life   なま raw   いかす to enliven   いきる to live   いける to arrange flowers   うまれる to be born   う to give birth to   き pure, undiluted   お to grow, to sprout   はえる to grow, to sprout   はやす to grow, cultivate   
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ケイ   はからう to arrange   はか to measure, compute   
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リツ   リュウ   た to stand   たてる to build   
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ヨウ   もちいる to use   
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ヘイ   ビョウ   たい flat   ひら ordinary; flat   
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ワ   オ    peace, harmony   なご to be calmed down   なごやか calm, gentle   やわらぐ to be softened   やわらげる to soften; to alleviate   
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ショウ   ゾウ    image; elephant   
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チョウ    sign, symptom; collection   
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イ   えら illustrious, famous   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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