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寝言 Talking in one’s Sleep

寝言

Talking in one’s Sleep



The word:

Closer look at the kanji:

B = Beginner | I = Intermediate
| A = Advanced

寝言
ne goto

Talking in one’s Sleep

ne sleep

koto (goto) speak, say




昼寝 hiru ne – nap, siesta [B]

寝坊 ne bou – oversleep, sleep in late [I]
独り言 hitori goto – monologue, speaking to oneself [A]
方言 hou gen – dialect (of a language) [I]
言語 gen go – language [B]

Confessions from the heart…


SUGGESTED USAGE:

恥ずかしいんだけど、寝言では僕は猫語がぺらぺらなんだって。
hazukashiin dakedo, negoto dewa boku wa nekogo ga perapera nandatte.

Ashamed to say it, but while I sleep I am fluent in catnese.

ABOUT SUGGESTED USAGE:

恥ずかしいん hazukashiin – ashamed, shy the
ん at the end gives it a more casual feel. It is a shortened form of ~NO
DESU used often after -i adjectives. takain desu (it is expensive).


だけど dakedo – however (conjuction)

では dewa – as for…
boku – I, me This is a casual male form
猫語 neko go – cat language of course, this isn’t really a word, but you can make language names by adding 語

ぺらぺら pera pera – fluent One reason Japanese is so much fun is it has so many of these fun onomatopoeia words
なんだって nandatte – (emphatic)
Keeping with the casual theme, our hero uses this to wrap up his
speech. In formal speech, this would be NA NO DA – TTE (The trailing
TTE is like a quotation mark and the first NA is the NA from the NA
adjective PERAPERANA)


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