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言う, 云う, 謂う, いう, ゆう
Conjugated: 言えば
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
この動物は日本語で何と言いますか。
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といえば, と言えば
Expression, Usually in kana
1. speaking of ...
2. when it comes to ..., as for ..., if one were to say ...
田中さんといえば、最近彼に会ったか。
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そういえば, そう言えば
Expression, Usually in kana
now that you mention it, come to think of it, that reminds me, on that subject, speaking of which
そういえば、確かに太郎を見かけました。
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実を言えば, じつをいえば
Expression, Adverb
as a matter of fact, to tell the truth
実を言えば、彼女は私の妹だ。
早く言えば, はやくいえば
Expression
in a word, to put it briefly, to make a long story short
欲を言えば, よくをいえば
Expression
ideally, if one were to wish for more
逆に言えば, 逆にいえば, ぎゃくにいえば
Expression
if anything, conversely, putting it the other way around, coming at it from the opposite angle
右と言えば, 右といえば左, みぎといえばひだり
Expression
always contradicting what other people say
簡単に言えば, かんたんにいえば
Expression
simply put, putting it simply, in short
強いて言えば, しいて言えば, しいていえば
Expression
if I'm forced to say something, if anything, if I must say, if I must choose
これと言って趣味はないんですが、強いて言えば、音楽鑑賞ですかね。
厳密に言えば, 厳密にいえば, げんみつにいえば
Expression, See 厳密に言うと
strictly speaking
これは厳密にいえば間違えである。
単純に言えば, たんじゅんにいえば
Expression
simply put, putting it simply
概して言えば, がいしていえば
Expression
generally speaking, all in all, in general
概していえば、この種の問題では直接人々と関わる人が好きだ。
平たく言えば, ひらたくいえば
Expression
in plain words, in plain terms, put simply
このオンボードというのは平たく言えば「グラフィックカードがついていない」ものだ。
手短に言えば, てみじかにいえば
Expression
briefly, in short, in a nutshell, in summary, to put it briefly
元はと言えば, もとはと言えば, もとはといえば
Expression
when it comes to the cause, when you get right down to it, as for what started it, as for the reason, originally
鑿と言えば, のみといえばつち
Expression, Proverb, Rare
one should do more than what is literally being asked for, when told (to bring) the chisel, (also bring) the mallet
極端に言えば, きょくたんにいえば
Expression
to put it in an extreme way, to put it in extreme terms
正確に言えば, 正確にいえば, せいかくにいえば
Expression, See 正確に言うと
to be precise, to be accurate, strictly speaking
正確に言えば、彼が悪い。
大まかに言えば, おおまかにいえば
Expression
generally speaking, in a broad way
あまりといえば, あまりと言えば, 余りと言えば
Expression, Usually in kana
excessively
本来から言えば, ほんらいからいえば
Expression
by all rights, legally speaking, properly speaking
ツーと言えばカー, つうと言えばかあ, ツーといえばカー, つうといえばかあ
Expression, See ツーカー
quick to take a hint, very responsive, quick on the uptake
彼とはツーと言えばカーの仲だよ。以心伝心の仲とでも言っておこう。
どちらかといえば, どちらかと言えば
Expression, See どちらかと言うと, Usually in kana
if anything, if pushed I'd say, if I had to say
今日はどちらかといえば、気分が良い。
どっちかといえば, どっちかと言えば
Expression, See どっちかと言うと・どっちかというと, See どちらかと言えば・どちらかといえば, Usually in kana
if anything, if pushed I'd say, if I had to say
ああ言えばこう言う, ああいえばこういう
Expression, Godan verb, Idiomatic expression
to have a comeback for every remark, to be always ready with excuses, to contradict everything
ああ言えば、こう言う。まったく、口が減らない奴だ。
言えば唇寒し秋の風, ものいえばくちびるさむしあきのかぜ
Expression, Proverb
silence is golden
贅沢を言えばきりがない, 贅沢を言えばキリがない, 贅沢を言えば切りがない, ぜいたくをいえばきりがない, ぜいたくをいえばキリがない
Expression
one can never be completely satisfied
明日のことを言えば鬼が笑う, 明日の事を言えば鬼が笑う, あすのことをいえばおにがわらう
Expression, Godan verb, Proverb
nobody knows the morrow, speak of tomorrow and the ogres laugh
何かといえば, 何かと言えば, なにかといえば
Expression, See 何かと言うと
on the least pretext, at every opportunity, whenever there is a chance, at the drop of a hat