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[()·]
iu
godan verb

Alternate Written Forms:

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English Meaning(s) for 言う

godan verb
  1. to say
  2. to call (i.e. to give a name)

Definition and Synonyms for 言う

Say have or contain a certain wording or form
Synonyms: 言う, 読み取る, 述べる
Utter articulate
Synonyms: おっしゃる, 吐く, 弁じる, 漏らす, 発言, 言う, 言い表す, 話す
Term name formally or designate with a term
Synonyms: 名付ける, 称す, 言う
Go have a particular form
Synonyms: 言う
Posit put before
Synonyms: 弁じ立てる, 提唱, 申し上げる, 申し出る, 申し立てる, 申し述べる, 表明, 言う, 言い立てる, 述べる, 陳述
Speak express in speech
Synonyms: おっしゃる, 弁じる, 弁ずる, 物申す, 物言う, 申す, 申し上げる, 申し述べる, 発言, 発語, 言う, 言い出す, 言い表す, 話す
Say recite or repeat a fixed text
Synonyms: 申し上げる, 言う
Sound utter with vibrating vocal chords
Synonyms: 発声, 言う
Tell let something be known
Synonyms: 伝う, 伝える, 知らす, 知らせる, 言う, 話す
Relate give an account of
Synonyms: 物語る, 申す, 申し上げる, 申し述べる, 言う, 話す, 語る
Speak use language
Synonyms: おっしゃる, 物言う, 言う, 話す
Vocalize express or state clearly
Synonyms: 言う, 話す
Enounce speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
Synonyms: 発する, 発音, 言う
Say utter aloud
Synonyms: おっしゃる, 仰せられる, 物申す, 申す, 申し上げる, 発語, 言う, 話す
Give Voice put into words or an expression
Synonyms: 吐露, 書き表す, 現す, 表す, 言う, 言い表す, 話す, 述べる
Utter express audibly
Synonyms: 他言, 口走る, 吐く, 吐露, 吹く, 放つ, 漏らす, 演述, 現す, 発する, 発語, 表す, 表出, 言う, 言い漏らす, 言い表す, 述べる, 飛ばす
State express in words
Synonyms: おっしゃる, 仰せられる, 啓上, 物申す, 物語る, 申す, 申し上げる, 申し述べる, 発する, 発言, 発語, 言う, 言上, 言い表す, 話す, 語る, 述べる, 陳述
Say state as one's opinion or judgement
Synonyms: 言う
Utter either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise
Synonyms: おっしゃる, 吐く, 弁じる, 漏らす, 発言, 言う, 言い表す, 話す
Say declare
Synonyms: 言う
Utter utter sounds (not necessarily words)
Synonyms: 他言, 口走る, 吐く, 吐露, 吹く, 放つ, 漏らす, 演述, 現す, 発する, 発語, 表す, 表出, 言う, 言い漏らす, 言い表す, 述べる, 飛ばす

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Categories 言う is a member of

Communicate transmit thoughts or feelings
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Inform impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
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Advise make a proposal, declare a plan for something
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Utter articulate
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Show give expression to
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Recite repeat aloud from memory
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Narrate narrate or give a detailed account of
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Enounce speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
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State express in words
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Call assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to
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Be have the quality of being
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Have have as a feature
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 言う

Conjugations for 言う

masu stem Form
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ii
Negative stem Form
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iwa
te-form
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itte
Negative te-form Form
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iwanakute
Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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iu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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iwanai
Past Indicative Form
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itta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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iwanakatta
Presumptive Form
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iou
Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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iimasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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iimasen
Past Indicative Form
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iimashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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iimasendeshita
Presumptive Form
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iimashou
Tai Form
Present Indicative Form
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iitai
Present Indicative Negative Form
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iitakunai
Past Indicative Form
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iitakatta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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iitakunakatta
te-form
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iitakute
Negative te-form Form
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iitakunakute
Adverbial Form
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iitaku
Imperative Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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ie
Imperative Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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iinasai
Provisional Form
Present Indicative Form
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ieba
Present Indicative Negative Form
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iwanakereba
Conditional Form
Present Indicative Form
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ittara
Alternative Form
Present Indicative Form
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ittari
Potential Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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ieru
Present Indicative Negative Form
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ienai
Past Indicative Form
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ieta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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ienakatta
te-form
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iete
Negative te-form Form
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ienakute
Potential Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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iemasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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iemasen
Past Indicative Form
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iemashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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iemasendeshita
Passive Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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iwareru
Present Indicative Negative Form
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iwarenai
Past Indicative Form
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iwareta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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iwarenakatta
te-form
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iwarete
Negative te-form Form
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iwarenakute
Passive Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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iwaremasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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iwaremasen
Past Indicative Form
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iwaremashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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iwaremasendeshita
Causative Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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iwaseru
Present Indicative Negative Form
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iwasenai
Past Indicative Form
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iwaseta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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iwasenakatta
te-form
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iwasete
Negative te-form Form
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iwasenakute
Causative Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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iwasemasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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iwasemasen
Past Indicative Form
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iwasemashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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iwasemasendeshita
Causative Passive Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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iwasareru
Present Indicative Negative Form
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iwasarenai
Past Indicative Form
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iwasareta
Past Indicative Negative Form
[()·······]
iwasarenakatta
te-form
[()····]
iwasarete
Negative te-form Form
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iwasarenakute
Causative Passive Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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iwasaremasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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iwasaremasen
Past Indicative Form
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iwasaremashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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iwasaremasendeshita

Sample Sentences for 言う

To do him justice, he is honest.
There is nothing more shameful than to say what one cannot say for certain.
Please write down what I am going to say.
He listens to whatever you say.
You put things well.

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