How to say "try to sleep" Hi there. I was wondering how to say "try to sleep" in Japanese (for example, when somebody cannot sleep because is worried about something). Is this way correctly?: 眠ろうとして (ください) -> the "kudasai" is optional Thanks!
Aug 17, 2018 8:06 PM
Answers · 4
I personally would say「(悩んでてもしょうがない)もう寝た方がいいよ」
August 18, 2018
「眠ろうとしてください」is correct grammatically, but the followings are more natural.→「眠ってごらんよ」「眠ってみたら(どうですか)」
August 18, 2018
lol... you cannot translate literally. If I am not mistaken, you are trying to say to someone / child: Try to sleep. Then it should be:  もう寝なさい     眠りなさい is hardly / never used.
August 18, 2018
For exapmle, If you say that you tried to sleep because you felt bad, translating that into japanese, あなたはきぶんがわるいので、ねようとした。
August 17, 2018
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