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These days,I'm studying the indirect speech
but still can't form some complex sentences
I would like to translate such sentences like:
1-I told her to tell me about what did her mother say to her brother.
2-She said she wants to talk to you about that day when her mother
talked to your mother about what they should say to their children.

Complex desu ne

:mad:
 
It's better if you can make a well-formed English sentence first. The examples you gave aren't very clear in English either. And they will be just as confusing in Japanese.

In any case, it's usually just a matter of chopping up the sentence into its component parts and rearranging it in the reverse order from English.

She said she wants to talk to you about that day when her mother
talked to your mother about what they should say to their children.


about what they should say to their children
--> kodomo ni iu beki no koto ni kanshite
about that day when her mother talked to your mother
--> kanojo no haha ha anata no haha ni hanashita hi ni
She said she wants to talk to you
--> Kanojo ha anata ni hanashitai to iimashita.
So we get something like:
Kanojo ha anata to kodomo ni iu beki no koto ni kanshite kanojo no haha ha anata no haha ni hanashita hi no koto wo hanashitai to iimashita.
 
I wanted it that complex
learning it will help me more andrestanding the indirect speech
 
Originally posted by mdchachi
Kanojo ha anata to kodomo ni iu beki no koto ni kanshite kanojo no haha ha anata no haha ni hanashita hi no koto wo hanashitai to iimashita.
Aaaaaaaaaaah??????????????? that's imposible to understand... but means you are a master... 🙂
 
Originally posted by MtoM
These days,I'm studying the indirect speech
but still can't form some complex sentences
I would like to translate such sentences like:
1-I told her to tell me about what did her mother say to her brother.
Kanojo ni jibun no okaasan ha jibun no kyoudai ni itte ita koto wo hanashite kure to iimashita. Or, Kanojo ni jibun no kyoudai ni jibun no okaasan no itte ita koto wo hanashite kure to iimashita.

I suppose that is what you're trying to say :confused:
 
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