How do I say it sounds like/ looks like/ smells like ______ in Japanese? In that photo you look like a monkey. When she eats she sounds like a pig. Her hair smells like flowers. What did she use because it smell good? How are those sentence said in formal and casual Japanese? smells, sounds, looks
Jan 16, 2017 2:08 AM
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there's also the -らしい form of saying something seems to be like something...
January 16, 2017
In that case the word "like〜" means 〜のように、〜のような、〜みたいな(or に) "smells"=におう(臭う negative)(匂う positive) (ex.) Her hair smells like flowers.=彼女の髪は花のように匂う。(If you say 「彼女の髪は花のような香りがする。」, it sounds more formal.) sounds=きこえる(聞こえる) (ex.) He sounds like a native speaker. =彼はネイティブスピーカー(=母語話者)のように聞こえる。 looks=みえる(見える) (ex.) It looks like rain. =雨が降ってるように見える。(literally) (「雨が降ってるみたい。」or「雨が降ってるようだ。」would be more used.) You are observant. If you have more questions about Japanese, don't hesitate to ask me anything. 着眼点が鋭いですね。他にも日本語について疑問点等があれば、遠慮なく聞いてください。[JP]
January 16, 2017
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