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For Upper Beginner and Intermediate learners

... ni yotte chigaimasu

differ depending on, It depends on

-ni yotte means "according to" or "depend on".
chigaimasu / chigau means "be wrong" or "be different", "differ".

[A] wa [B] ni yotte chigaimasu can be translated as "be different depending on", "differ depending on".
When [A] is already mentioned, you can say just [B] ni yotte chigaimasu "It depends on [B]". See No.5 & 6.

Example sentences

1. Shuukan wa kuni ni yotte chigaimasu.

shuukan custom, habit
kuni country

2. Kangae-kata wa hito ni yotte chigaimasu.

Kangae-kata way of thinking, opinion, kangaemasu to think, consider, -kata (stem +) how to do, way of
hito person, people

3. Takushii no ryookin wa chiiki ni yotte chigaimasu.

takushii taxi, ryookin charge, fee, fare
chiiki local, region, area

4. Raamen no aji wa mise ni yotte kanari chigaimasu.

Raamen Raamen noodle, Japanese-Chinese noodle, aji taste, flavor
mise store, shop, restaurant, kanari quite, rather, considerably

5. A:Shoogakkoo no natsu-yasumi wa itsu kara desu ka?
B:Gakkoo ni yotte chigaimasu.

shoogakkoo elementary school, natsu-yasumi summer holidays, itsu when, -kara from
gakkoo school

6. A:Tokyo kara Okinawa made hikooki-dai wa ikura desu ka?
B:Kisetsu ni yotte chigaimasu.

Okinawa place name, Okinawa prefecture, -kara -made from A to B
hikooki-dai air fare, hikooki airplane, flight, -dai cost, fee, fare, charge, bill
kisetsu season

Practice the following words

Audio 1.chigaimasuto be wrong / be different
Audio 2.shuukancustom, habit
Audio 3.kunicountry
Audio 4.kangae-kataway of thinking, point of view
Audio 5.kangaemasuto think, consider
Audio 6.hitoperson, people
Audio 7.takushiitaxi
Audio 8.ryookincharge, fee, fare, rate
Audio 9.chiikilocal, region, area
Audio 10.RaamenRaamen noodle
Audio 11.ajitaste, flavor
Audio 12.misestore, shop, restaurant
Audio 13.kanariquite, rather, considerably
Audio 14.shoogakkooelementary school
Audio 15.natsu-yasumisummer holidays, summer vacation
Audio 16.natsusummer
Audio 17.yasumiholiday, vacation
Audio 18.itsuwhen
Audio 19.gakkooschool
Audio 20.hikooki-daiair fare
Audio 21.hikookiairplane, flight
Audio 22.kisetsuseason

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