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Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 言う (iu)

Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary with Flashcard

Kana: いう
Kanji: 言う
Romaji: iu

Type: Verb

Meaning: to say; to tell; to utter

Example sentences:

何を言っているのかしら。よく聞こえないわ。
nani o itte iru no kashira. yoku kikoenai wa.
I wonder what he’s saying. I can’t hear.

僕に文句を言われても困る。
boku ni monku o iwaretemo komaru.
It’s no use complaining to me.

何を言っていますか?
nani o itte imasu ka?
What are you saying?

言う Verb Conjugation

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誰にも言わないで、おねがい。
dare nimo iwanaide, onegai.
Please don’t tell anyone.

どう思う?感じたままに言ってごらん。
dou omou. kanjita mama ni itte goran.
How is it? Tell me what you think.

おれたち、何か怒らせるようなこと言ったかね?
oretachi, nanika okoraseru you na koto itta ka ne.
Do you suppose we said something that made her mad?

僕にできることがあればいつでも言って。
boku ni dekiru koto ga areba itsudemo itte.
If there’s anything I can do for you, just tell me.

Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 言う (iu)

Similar words:

しゃべる (shaberu); 話す (hanasu); 申す (mousu); 語る (kataru)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 说 (shuō)
Korean: 말하다 (malhada)

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