と~と、どちらが - Grammar Discussion

between ~ which one

Structure

  • Noun1 + + Noun2 + (と) + どちら・が
  • Verb1 + の/こと + + Verb2 + の/こと + (と) + どちら・が

Second と can be omitted or swapped with a comma

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Forgive me if I’m wrong, but can’t どっち also be used instead of どちら, especially in speech? It seems as though it is marked wrong currently.

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Hey :grin:

You are right!
It should have been accepted, but I have noticed that there were few examples where どっち weren’t added as alternative answer.
It should be working now :+1:

Sorry for the inconvenience! :bowing_man:

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In the video series from Japanese from Zero, George uses a similar construction except using か like so:

AかBどちらが

I assume this is just another way of phrasing it?

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@Johnathan-Weir

Hey and again, sorry for the slow answer (I will try my best to answer questions faster from now on!) :bowing_man:

Yes, you are right!
This is another way of phrasing the same thing.

All below are correct alternatives:
サスケとナルトとどちら(のほう)が強い?
サスケとナルトとではどちら(のほう)が強い?
サスケとナルトではどちら(のほう)が強い?
サスケかナルトかどちら(のほう)が強い?
サスケかナルトどちら(のほう)が強い?
サスケとナルトのどちら(のほう)が強い?

If you want to say it more casually, どちら can be replaced with どっち, though it’s better stick to どちら if you are referring to humans.

I hope it helps,
Cheers!

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