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toiu
expression

Alternate Written Forms:

[()·]
toiu
toyuu
[()·]
toyuu

English Meanings:

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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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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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

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