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toiu
expression

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toiu

English Meaning(s) for という

expression
  1. said; called thus

Stroke Order Diagrams for という

Sample Sentences for という

All happy families resemble each other, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
If you say that you cannot help doing something, you mean you cannot prevent or avoid it.
A light lunch at MacD's, coffee at Starbucks, then a few drinks with shabu-shabu - that's the way it went.
This is called hatsumode, the first visit to a shrine.
She left me simply because I had a small income.

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Lily Larsen wrote today at 6:36 PM

When toiu is used for “that” how is it tralated from Japanese?

EDIT:

Oops!  I think I minsunderstood which 'toiu' you were asking about!  Gomen!

Probably more what you are asking about is the hiragana という.

There are a LOT of uses for という... more than I could explain properly.  So I will just link you to a very good lesson online that says it better than I ever could!

http://maggiesensei.com/2010/04/24/request-lesson-%E3%81%A8%E3%81%84%E3%81%86toiu-%E3%81%A8%E3%81%84%E3%81%86%E3%81%93%E3%81%A8%EF%BC%88toiukoto-and-many-more/
 

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I'm not sure I understand your question.

Here are some examples of its usage, though:
 

Example 1:

これは何と言いますか。

kore wa nan to iimasu ka.

What is this called?

Example 2:

それは日本語で何と言いますか。

sore wa nihongo de nan to iimasu ka.

What is that called in Japanese?

Example 3:

それは「牛乳」と言います。

sore wa 'gyuunyuu' to iimasu.

That is called 'gyuunyuu'.

Example 4:

腹が減った子供たちはたいてい「お腹がペコペコ」と言います。

hara ga hetta kodomotachi wa taitei 'onaka ga peko peko' to iimasu.

Hungry children often say 'my stomach is peko peko'.

Example 5:

彼女に何と言いましたか。

kanojo ni nan to iimashita ka.

What did you say to her?

#2 Posted by koda over 2 years ago, last modified at 4:50 PM

When toiu is used for “that” how is it tralated from Japanese?

#1 Posted by Lily Larsen over 2 years ago


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