TAKOBOTO

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言う
云う
謂う
Readings

iu

yuu
English
Godan verb with 'u' ending
to say, to utter, to declare

Godan verb with 'u' ending
to name, to call

Meaning restricted to 言う
Godan verb with 'u' ending
to go (e.g. "the alarm went ping"), to make a noise

Conjugated forms
Present, Future 言う, 言います
[does], will [do]
言わない, 言いません
doesn't [do], will not [do]
Past 言った, 言いました
[did]
言わなかった, 言いませんでした
didn't [do]
Te-form, Continuative 言って, 言いまして 言わないで, 言いませんで 言わなくて
Kanjis
ON: ゲン, ゴン KUN: い.う, こと
say, word

Stroke: 7 Grade: 2 JLPT: N4 SKIP: 2-1-6 FC: 0060.0


ON: ウン KUN: い.う, ここに
say

Stroke: 4 SKIP: 2-1-3 FC: 1073.3


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

Stroke: 16 SKIP: 1-7-9 FC: 0662.2


Phrases
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?
What is this animal called in Japanese?

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

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