Translation:How do you say this in Japanese?
I'm annoyed that I got a wrong answer for "How do I say this in Japanese?" It should also be correct since the subject of the sentence isn't stated...
I feel like dou どう would be more appropriate in this sentence? これは日本語でどう言いますか。Or something...? I am unsure whether a to would be used in this case.
Not really, don't compare this to English. That's the Japanese grammar. For example: In Japanese, "which countries do you like" will be どこの国が好きですか While どこ means where. But it means which is this example
Like i said below, I used this a lot when living in Japan. It's just a bit less formal.
と is a quotation particle. With quotational と the verb right before it will be in short form (not masu form).
How would you pronounce the 言いますか? Would it be an extended いい sound or い and then a pause い. I don't want people to misunderstand what I'm saying.
I mistranslated this as "What does this say in Japanese?" could someone tell me where I went wrong?
As the what here is the object of the action (say), I would guess 何を言う (pronounced なにをいう). (As I always say for the moment, please check my trials.)
PS: I have just stumbled upon another comment that states using を with 言う is unlikely, so my endeavour may have to be discarded.
It is a particle that ends the quote. You wouldn't use を with 言う. At least not in any instance I can think of right now. と is also used with 思う (to think).
What is the literal translation for this sentence? I suspect the translation given here is somewhat figurative
これ - this
は - (subject marker)
日本語 - Japanese language
で - in
何と - how
言います - say (polite)
か - (question marker)
I tried "What do you call this in Japanese?" and was marked wrong. I reported it.
Do you think "how is this said in Japanese?" should be accepted as well? I know it's a passive sentence, but the meaning seems to be the same as well
This, what does one say in Japanese? The only thing they changed was the what to how
The verb "say" is being used in the Japanese sentence, so why should it be omitted in the English sentence?
How do you pronounce the little house-looking kanji that means "say"? I can't discern anything between "to" and "i."
"how to say this in japanese" marked wrong. Do I miss something here?
The English word How doesnt seem to match the meaning nor is How used in Japanese here. What is this word spoken. Spoken sounds past tense but when discussing pronunciation all words once said are past tense. We dont say Speaken.
The 何 is right there, not どう