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How do you say ___ in Japanese

Green44

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How do you say this phrase?
"how do you say ____ in Japanese?"
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~日本語で CAR ですか?
~~車
Thats the best educated guess i could think of. I'm one of those Japanese learners that is taking a japanese class, but still can't really speak it. I write and read it better... but I'm desperately trying to learn to speak it.
:p
-thanks
 

Toritoribe

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~は日本語でなんと言いますか? is the most common expression for "How do you say ~ in Japanese?". 日本語で CAR ですか? means more likely "Is it 'CAR' in Japanese?", thus, it's interpreted that 'CAR' is a Japanese word.
 

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ありがとう、クラスは明日と言います。

If thats wrong please correct me. lol.
I'm never sure if 明日 needs to be before クラス or after は。

:)
 

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明日クラスで言います。
クラスで明日言います。
Both are OK. (You can also use 発表します.)

You need to pay attention more to the particles rather than the order of words.;-)
 

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@Toritoribe I will keep that in mind from now on. I know I tend to us 窶堙ーツ 窶堙? 窶堙債 all the time.
But for real thanks, I really will be conscious of it more.

🙂
 

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I have another question and do not want to post another thread for a simple sentence.

私はよく日本語をべきょうしている。



私はよく日本語をべきょうしています。
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I've been studying Japanese a lot lately.
 

Toritoribe

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私は最近よく日本語をべんきょうしている。
私は最近よく日本語をべんきょうしています。

I've been studying Japanese a lot lately.

They have the quite same meaning. The difference is just "casual vs. polite". :)
 

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Whoops the ん was a spelling error. But thank you.

And I'm always uncertain when what form means what... te, short, formal. Conjugating is a beast. ^_^ But I will have to keep at it.

Thank you again Toritoribe!!!
 
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