TAKOBOTO

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言う云う謂う
Readings
いう
iu
ゆう
yuu
Meanings
Godan verb with 'u' ending
to saydire

to name, to call
to go (e.g. the alarm went "ping"), to make a noiseговорить, сказать, называтьсяsagen, sprechen, aussprechen, äußern, reden, sich unterhalten, mitteilen, melden, erzählen, erklären, aussagen, offenbaren, angeben, versichern, behaupten, gestehen, anerkennen, klagen über, ausdrücken, beschreiben, darstellen, bedeuten, meinen, nennen, heißen, zu sein behaupten, (einen Laut machen), bellen, knurren, miauen, schnurren, krächzen, befehlen, hinweisen
Kanji
ON: ゲン, ゴンKUN: い.う, こと
say

ON: ウンKUN: い.う, ここに
say

ON: KUN: い.う, いい, おも.う, いわゆる
reason, origin, history, oral tradition

Conjugated forms
Example sentences
この動物は日本語で何と言いますか。Parts: 此の (この), 動物 (どうぶつ), 日本語 (にほんご), (なに), 言う (いう)What do you call this animal in Japanese?
Comment appelez-vous cet animal en japonais ?
What is this animal called in Japanese?
Wie heißt dieses Tier auf Japanisch?

「みんなひと休みしようぜ」とジョンは言った。Parts: (みな), 一休み (ひとやすみ), , 言う (いう)John said, "Hey guys, let's take a break."
John dit "Hey les gars, faisons une pause."

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