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[()·]
toiu
expression

Alternate Written Forms:

[()·]
toyuu

Root Words:

[と + ()·]
to + iu

English Meaning(s) for と言う

expression
  1. called; named; that says; that
  2. as many as; as much as (after a quantity)
  3. all ...; every single ... (as ...という...)

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Sample Sentences for と言う

To those who seek peace and security. We support you. And to all those who have wondered if America's beacon still burns as bright, tonight we proved once more that the true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals: democracy, liberty, opportunity and unyielding hope.
I couldn't make her out at all.
We say that we judge people based on their contents, but in the ends, don't we just judge them based on their exterior?
That guy doesn't know the meaning of the word harmony.
Every girl cannot be a ballerina.

Comments for と言う

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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 3 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 3 years ago


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