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Grammar detail: 〜に従って(にしたがって)

〜に従って(にしたがって) - therefore
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したが
って
means
therefore; as; consequently; in accordance with etc.
に従って is used to indicate that something happens at the same time or in accordance with something else, often (but not necessarily) implying a causal link.
きみ
きそく
規則
したが
って
こうどう
行動
しなければならない

You must act in accordance with the rules.
しけん
試験
ちか
づく
したが
って
だんだん
きんちょう
緊張
してきた

As the test drew nearer, I gradually got more nervous.
あくまで
せつめいしょ
説明書
したが
って
つか
使
いください

Use only as directed.
かれ
わたし
ちゅうこく
忠告
したが
って
こうどう
行動
した

They acted according to my advice.
きんし
禁止
されている
もの
おお
のでしっかり
じょうけん
条件
したが
って
ゆにゅう
輸入
する
ようにしてください
There are many things that are prohibited, so please ensure you arrange the imports in accordance with the conditions properly.
に従って is often written with kana only as にしたがって. It may also be encountered in the form に従い.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ジュウ   ショウ   ジュ   したが to obey   したがえる to be accompanied by   
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クン   きみ you   
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キ    standard   
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ソク    rule   
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コウ   ギョウ   アン   ゆ    い to go   おこな to take place   
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ドウ   うご to move, to stir   うごかす to shift, to move   
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シ   ため to test   こころみる to attempt   
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ケン   ゲン    verification   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
キン   ちか close   
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キン    tight, tense, hard   
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チョウ   は to stretch   
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セツ   ゼイ   と to explain, persuade   
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メイ   ミョウ   あかり light   あかるい bright   あかるむ to brighten   あからむ to become luminous (at dawn)   あきらか obvious   あかす to lay bare   あ to open   あける to empty   
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ショ   か to write   
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使
シ   つか to use   
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ヒ   かれ he   
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シ   わたくし    わたし I, myself   
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チュウ   loyal
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コク   つげる to announce   
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キン    prohibition   
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シ   とめる to stop   とまる to stop   
タ   おお many   
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ジョウ    twig   
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ケン    affair, matter   
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ユ    transport   
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ニュウ   い to enter   はい to enter   いれる to put in   
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