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How to say "What does _____ mean?" Say, in conversation, you don't understand a particular word used, how do you say "what does 'that word' mean?"
Nov 13, 2015 5:44 PM
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"What does ___ mean?" (Answers below are from most formal to least) 1.__というのはどういう意味ですか。 2.__っていうのはどういう意味ですか。 3.__って何? Another useful phrase: "How do you say ___ in English?" (If you want a translation rather than an explanation) 英語で__は何に当たりますか。 (The literal translation is "what does ___ correspond to in English". The literal Japanese phrase for 'how do you say___ in English' in Japanese is very unnatural)
November 13, 2015
I would say.. .... はどういう意味ですか .... wa dōiu imi desu ka But it might be better to wait for an answer of a native.
November 13, 2015
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