Nihongo Master

言う, 云う, 謂う

いう, ゆう

Godan verb with `u' ending
  • to say
  • to call (i.e. to give a name)


Present 言う
Negative 言わない
Past 言った
Past Negative 言わなかった
Te Form 言って
Masu Form 言います
Potential 言える
Passive 言われる
Causative 言わせる
Conditional 言えば
Volitional 言おう
Imperative 言え

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