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(NOUN/VERB) + 通り(に) as “in accordance with (NOUN/VERB)”

(NOUN/VERB) + 通り(に) as “in accordance with (NOUN/VERB)”

The word 通り (とおり), which translates to “in accordance with, following, just as, the way, exactly like, etc.,” can follow directly after a NOUN or a VERB word to express that the following statement is in accordance with the NOUN or VERB used. In the case of NOUN words, the particle の appears after the NOUN and before 通り (とおり). Additionally for NOUN words, 通り can be used as a direct suffix, in which case it still simply follows right after the NOUN word but has its pronunciation changed to どおり instead of とおり due to rendaku, or sequential voicing. In this grammar construction, the usage of the particle に is optional.


Keikaku doori.
(Just as planned.)

George Washington ga iu toori da.
(It’s just as George Washington says.)

Sensei ga oshiete kudasatta toori ni mondai o toitara tema ga habukemasu.
(If you solve the problem the way our teacher showed us, you can save some time.)

Video no setsumei no toori ni shita hou ga ii to omoimasu.
(I think it’s best to do it by following the explanation in the video.)