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『言う意味』は何とちゃんと意味ですか

melon
Asked 5 years ago

こんにちは!いちおう、わたしの翻訳した文章は正しいことを確かめてほしいです。Hello! I just want to make sure I translated this ok.

person A: バスは英語でどう言う意味ですか = what does {バス} mean in English?

person B:  busと言う意味です。= the meaning that is said is {bus} / the said meaning is 'bus'.

言う+意味 i think is something like 'the meaning that is said'.

でもなんで、『busと意味です』だけ書きませんですか Why can't you write 意味 on its own?

 

Know someone who might be able to answer this question?

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Hi!

The way you use ~という意味 (Many people prefer use hiragana for いう in this case) is perfect! 

意味 only means "meaning."  So, if you say

busと意味です

the translation would be "A bus and a meaning (??)."

You need という to connect the nouns.  Also, you can use 意味 with an irregular verb する.  For example,

「バス」は「Bus」を意味します。 ("バス" means bus.)

Hope this helps!

Masako
Answered 5 years ago

That makes sense. Thank you Masakoさん!

melon
Commented 5 years ago