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言う, 云う, 謂う, いう, ゆう
Godan verb
1. to say, to utter, to declare
2. to name, to call
Only 言う
3. to go (e.g. "the alarm went ping"), to make a noise
言うまでもない, 言うまでも無い, 言う迄も無い, 言う迄もない, いうまでもない, ゆうまでもない
goes without saying, needless to say, obvious
という, と言う, とゆう
Expression, Usually in kana
1. called, named, that says, that
after a quantity
2. as many as, as much as
as ...という...
3. all ..., every single ...
こういう, こう言う, 斯ういう, 斯う言う, こうゆう
Pre-noun adjectival (rentaishi), Usually in kana
such, this sort of, like this
どういう, どう言う, 如何いう, 如何言う
Pre-noun adjectival (rentaishi), See どんな・1, Usually in kana
somehow, how, in what way, why, what kind of
そういう, そう言う, 然ういう, 然う言う, 然うゆう, そうゆう
Pre-noun adjectival (rentaishi), Usually in kana
such, like that, that sort of, very
というもの, と言うもの, という物, と言う
Expression, Usually in kana
something like ..., something called ...
ということはない, と言うことはない
Expression, Usually in kana
it is not possible (to, that), there is no such thing as
なんという, 何という, 何と言う, なんとゆう
Expression, Usually in kana
1. how (beautiful, etc.), what a ...
with neg. verb, esp. as 何ということもない
2. nothing worth mentioning, nothing special
3. of what name
あっという間, あっと言う, あっとゆう間, アッという間, アッと言う, アッとゆう間, あっというま, あっとゆうま, アッというま, アッとゆうま
Expression, See あっと言う間に
a blink of time, the time it takes to say "Ah!"
言う, もの言う, ものいう
Godan verb, Transitive
to talk, to carry meaning
とも言う, ともいう
also called
悪く言う, わるくいう
Expression, Godan verb
to speak badly (of), to speak ill (of), to bad-mouth
俗に言う, ぞくにいう
Expression, Godan verb, See 所謂・いわゆる
to be commonly referred to as, as people say, as the saying is, they say
礼を言う, れいをいう
Expression, Godan verb
to thank
空で言う, そらで言う, そらでいう
Expression, Godan verb
to speak from memory
言う通り, 言うとおり, いう通り, いうとおり
Expression, often as 〜が言う通りに〜 or 〜の言う通りに〜
as (somebody) says
物を言う, ものを言う, ものをいう
Expression, Godan verb
1. to speak (of something)
2. to be effective, to be powerful, to mean everything
というと, と言う
Expression, Usually in kana
1. when it comes to ..., if one were to speak of ..., when one hears ...
Conjunction, sometimes in sentence-initial position
2. by ... you mean ..., when you say ... you mean that ..., so that means
indicates that what follows is inevitable
3. whenever ..., if it's ... then (without fail)
というか, と言う
Expression, Adverb, See ってゆうか, Usually in kana
or perhaps I should say, or more precisely, or, how should I put it, or rather
よく言う, 善く言う, 良く言う, よくいう
Godan verb
1. to say enough (as much as required), to say plenty
2. to say well, to say cleverly, to say elegantly
3. to say often, to say frequently
oft. as an admonition in the form of よく言うよ
4. to say without shame, to say impudently
っていう, って言う
Conjunction, See と言う・という・1, Colloquialism, Usually in kana
meaning, called, said
かく言う, かくいう
in this way, along these lines, similarly
言うなり, 言う成り, いうなり
See 言いなり・いいなり
doing as one is told, yes-man
世に言う, 世にいう, よにいう
Expression, Noun or verb acting prenominally
what is called, what they call, so-called
というのは, と言うのは
Expression, Conjunction, Usually in kana
1. because ..., for ..., the reason being ...
2. as for ..., when it comes to ..., regarding ..., how about ...
寝言を言う, ねごとをいう
Expression, Godan verb
to talk in one's sleep
意見を言う, いけんをいう
Expression, Godan verb
to state one's opinion
というのも, と言うのも
Expression, Usually in kana
というのに, と言うのに
Expression, Usually in kana
even though, despite, when
言うなれば, いうなれば
so to speak
せよという, せよと言う
Expression, Godan verb, See しろと言う, Usually in kana
to advise strongly, to insist (on something)
しろという, しろと言う
Expression, Godan verb, Usually in kana
to advise strongly, to insist (on something)
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