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Infographic: How to Disagree with Someone in Japanese

These are phrases you need to know when you want to tell someone that you don’t agree with them in Japanese.

Infographic: how to disagree with someone in Japanese

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I don’t think so.
違うと思うな.
chigau to omou na.

I don’t think that’s true.
そうじゃないと思うよ.
sou janai to omou yo.

That’s out of the question.
全く無理な話です.
mattaku muri na hanashi desu.

I don’t know if that’s a good idea.
あんまりいい考えじゃないと思うけど…
anmari ii kangae janai to omou kedo.

That’s not an option.
そういう選択肢はない.
sou iu sentakushi wa nai.

You must have made a mistake.
きっと間違いだよ.
kitto machigai da yo.

I doubt it, to be honest.
正直言って、そうではないように思うよ.
shoujiki itte, sou de wa nai you ni omou yo.

You’re wrong.
あなたはまちがっている.
anata wa machigatte iru.


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I fear I cannot agree with you.
残念ながら、あなたと意見が分かれるようね.
zannen nagara, anata to iken ga wakareru you ne.

That’s not what I mean at all!
そんなことを言ってるんじゃないよ!
sonna koto o itterun janai yo.

Not necessarily.
そうとはかぎらない.
sou to wa kagiranai.

Don’t say that. It’s not true!
何を言い出すの. そんなことないわ!
nani o iidasu no. sonna koto nai wa.

I’m sorry, but that’s completely ridiculous!
ごめんなさい、でも、そんなの全くばかげてるわ!
gomen nasai, demo, sonna no mattaku bakageteru wa.

I think you’ve got this wrong, all wrong.
あなたはすべて間違ってると思うの.
anata wa subete machigatteru to omou no.

I don’t buy that.
絶対に納得できない.
zettai ni nattoku dekinai.

I’m sorry, but where’s the proof of that?
すみませんが、あるという証拠があるの?
sumimasen ga, aru to iu shouko ga aru no.

But that’s not the point.
でもそれが問題ではない.
demo sore ga mondai de wa nai.

You could not have been more mistaken.
とんでもない間違いだったよ.
tondemo nai machigai datta yo.

I’m afraid you miss my point.
どうも話の要点を勘違いしているようだな.
doumo hanashi no youten o kanchigai shite iru you da na.

I think you’ll find you’re wrong there.
どうやらそのへんは思い違いだとお気づきになると思う.
douyara sono hen wa omoichigai da to okizuki ni naru to omou.


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