View topic - ～や～ as "and"
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Decae00 wrote:...... I always thought that "and" was と so what is the difference in や? ....
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.
Tae Kim calls this "inclusive" and a "vague" listing in his grammar guide.
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