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言う, 云う, 謂う, いう, ゆう

  • iu,yū


Godan verb with `u' ending

  • to say


  • to call (i.e. to give a name)

Examples of 言う,云う,謂う,いう,ゆう in a Sentence

John said, "Hey guys, let's take a break."
What do you call this animal in Japanese?
If I may speak from my own experience, the more difficult the problem is the more essential that becomes.
I've come this far, so I'll keep going.
I don't think people should make a mountain of a mole hill.
People often say to my mother: "Please don't drink too much."
She drew her gun and said:
Mr Smith said, "There's no need for the marines."
It's said that Japan's rural landscape has changed greatly.
When it was put that clearly, I was at a loss for a response.

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言う,云う,謂う,いう,ゆう Conjugations

Plain Polite 言いますいいます
Negative 言わないいわない
Negative Polite 言いませんいいません
Past 言ったいった
Past Polite 言いましたいいました
Past Negative 言わなかったいわなかった
Past Negative Polite 言いませんでしたいいませんでした
Te Form 言っていって
Progressive 言っているいっている
Progressive Polite 言っていますいっています
Progressive Negative 言ってないいってない
Progressive Negative Polite 言っていませんいっていません
Passive 言われるいわれる
Passive Te Form 言われていわれて
Imperative 言いなさいいいなさい
Imperative Polite 言ってくださいいってください
Imperative Polite Negative 言わないでくださいいわないでください
Optative 言いたいいいたい
Optative Negative 言いたくなかったいいたくなかった
Optative Negative Polite (1st Form) 言いたくないですいいたくないです
Optative Negative Polite (2nd Form) 言いたくありませんいいたくありません
Optative Past 言いたかったいいたかった
Optative Past Negative Polite (1st Form) 言いたくなかったですいいたくなかったです
Optative Past Negative Polite (2nd Form) 言いたくありませんでしたいいたくありませんでした
Optative Te Form 言いたくていいたくて
Optative Conditional 言いたければいいたければ
Gerund 言いながらいいながら
Factitive 言わせるいわせる
Factitive Shortened 言わすいわす
Potential 言えるいえる
Potential Polite 言えますいえます
Conditional (Ba Form) 言えばいえば
Conditional (Tara Form) 言ったらいったら
Volitional 言おういおう
Volitional Polite 言いましょういいましょう
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