Community Web Version Now Available
Jonatan
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
4
0
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
Jonatan
Language Skills
English, Japanese, Spanish
Learning Language
English, Japanese