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Okay in my textbook, it said (sort of) that や is "and", with a couple examples. It didn't really go into it very much, just a dictionary definition at the back of the book and it was underlined in some sentences but that was it. I always thought that "and" was と so what is the difference in や? Thanks in advance ^.^
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Both mean "and" but と is used when the list of items is exhaustive and や is used when the list of items is not exhaustive, ie the list is only a sample and there are other items not specifically mentioned. Think of や as implying "etc" at the end of the list.Decae00 wrote:...... I always thought that "and" was と so what is the difference in や? ....
Tae Kim calls this "inclusive" and a "vague" listing in his grammar guide.
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