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How to say that somebody told you to do something/go somewhere.

Dad749

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Hi everyone. Beginner learner here. I am having some difficulty with a particular phrase. I have to write a short story about my favorite restaurant in Japanese.
Here is what I've got:
~私  の  台湾人 ともだち を かたって モダン トイレ レストラン で いってもいいです。
I am trying to say, "My Taiwanese friends told me that I should go to the "Modern Toilet" Restaurant
We're learning with the Genki 1 text/workbook, and I cannot find any explanation for how to utilize the (somebody told me I should go/do/say something) form.
Hopefully someone can help. I'm trying to do this within my known vocabulary so I'd like to keep it as simple as possible.
Thanks.
 

Mike Cash

骨も命も皆此の土地に埋めよう
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You want the verb 勧める(すすめる) or the noun derivative お勧め(おすすめ).
 

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Kind of like, "to advise" as In, "I advise you to______".? As far as the grammatical structure of the sentence, would it make sense to replace かたって with すすめて?
 

Mike Cash

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Kind of like, "to advise" as In, "I advise you to______".? As far as the grammatical structure of the sentence, would it make sense to replace かたって with すすめて?

More like "suggest" or "recommend".

You can use it in a very simple construction: X が Y を 勧めました. Give it a try with that template.
 
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