Decoded Slug: Verb ように言う (Verb-you ni iu)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Verb ように言う (Verb-you ni iu)

Verb ように言う (Verb-you ni iu)

Short explanation:

Tell someone to do something; 'tell to do', 'instruct to do'.


Verb-casual + ように言う


Sensei wa watashitachi ni shukudai o yaru you ni iimashita.
The teacher told us to do our homework.
Haha wa otouto ni heya wo katazukeru you ni iimashita.
My mother told my younger brother to clean his room.
Joushi wa watashi ni houkokusho wo teishutsu suru you ni iimashita.
My boss told me to submit the report.
Tomodachi ga watashi ni hayaku kuru you ni iimashita.
My friend told me to come early.

Long explanation:

The grammar point Verb ように言う is used when someone tells or instructs another person to do something. It can be translated as 'tell to do' or 'instruct to do' in English. The formation is created by adding ように言う to the casual form of a verb.

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