Components

Grammar detail: 〜ときたら

〜ときたら - concerning ~; when it comes to ~
54 words
My current mastery of this grammar point:
LOG IN to view grammar mastery data
noun
+
ときたら
means
when it comes to ~; with regard to ~; concerning ~ etc.
 
かれ
こども
子供
あつか
かた
ときたらひどいもの
It's a crime the way he treats his children.
きたら is the たら conditional form of 来る, so it could literally be translated as 'if it comes to ~'. It's more typical to write this form with hiragana rather than using 来.
LOG IN to view flashcard data

Words used in this grammar

Most common form: ときたら
expression
when it comes to ...; concerning; where ... are concerned  (see also: 来る; often written with kana only)
(click the word for examples and links)

Kanji used in this grammar

ライ   く to come   きた to be forthcoming   きた to induce   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
ヒ   かれ he   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
シ   ス   こ child   
キョウ   ク   そなえる to make an offering   とも servant, attendant   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
あつか to handle   あつか handling   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
ホウ   かた way, direction   
Problem with this grammar? Question or comment? Please CONTACT US.
Kanshudo is your AI Japanese tutor, and your constant companion on the road to mastery of the Japanese language. To get started learning Japanese, just follow the study recommendations on your Dashboard. You can use Quick search (accessible using the icon at the top of every page) to look up any Japanese word, kanji or grammar point, as well as to find anything on Kanshudo quickly. For an overview, take the tour.
×