Grammer

間接話法を使ってみよう

Indirect Discourse paraphrasing
間接話法を使って講師と会話してみましょう。
間接話法とは、誰かの話を自分なりに解釈してまとめ直した時に使えます。 間接話法は直接話法と比べて、その人の言葉にとらわれず、自分の思うように話を解釈できます。 直接話法のレッスンも受けてみて、その違いを実感してみてください。 【回答例】 He told me not to touch him. 彼は自分に触るなって言ってきたの
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Please use an indirect discourse.
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Please use an indirect discourse.

I'm confused about a tense, but I'll try it. I just remember that someone told me not only studying but also teaching improved my understanding.

自然な表現

I'm confused about this tense, but I'll try it. I just remember that someone told me that not only studying but also teaching improved my understanding.

1. you are referring to the specific tense presented
2. use "that" for reported speech
This is not really a tense, but only a form of expressing your thoughts. You did well. Would you please write one more example?

My mother said to me to do housekeeping instead of her this weekend because she will go out.

自然な表現

My mother told me to do the housekeeping instead of her this weekend because she will go out.

1. "said" is used when we quote someone's actual words
2. "the housekeeping/laundry/dishes"
That is also a good example. And what did you tell her? In addition, what did you do after your talk?

I told her that I would be fine without her. After that, I told my father not to go out for dinner because I would make it.

自然な表現

I told her that I would be fine without her. After that, I told my father not to go out for dinner because I would make it.

This is a perfectly fine entry.
You are such a responsible daughter. I bet your mom is glad to have her weekend off. What did she say about it? How about your dad? Does he have a special request for dinner?

Well, this is not her day off. She usually goes her hometown every month in order to take care of my grandmother who is in hospital now. I decide to do what I can do as well while she works hard. She said that she was happy with it. No, he just said that he was happy about having a dinner at our house.

自然な表現

Well, this is not her day off. She usually goes to her hometown every month in order to take care of my grandmother, who is in the hospital now. I decided to do what I can do, as well, while she works hard. She said that she was happy to hear that. No, my father just said that he was happy about having dinner at home.

1. "go to"
2. comma before giving additional info
3. past tense
4. "as well" is a side note, so you need commas around it
5. "happy to hear that" is a common expression
6. you can only use pronouns directly after using the noun- we don't know who "he" is
7. uncountable
8. more natural
I am sorry to hear about your grandmother. I hope she recovers well and soon.
Yes, you made the right decision on giving your mother a weekend off. What kind of meal will you prepare for your father?

Thank you for your warm kindness. I strongly hope so, too. I haven’t decided yet. Mom told that I could image a recipe from the ingredients in a refrigerator. Anyway, I’ll go shopping tomorrow.

自然な表現

Thank you. I appreciate that. I really hope so, too. I haven’t decided what to make yet. My mom told me that I could imaginedish from the ingredients in the refrigerator. Anyway, I’ll go shopping tomorrow.

1. unnatural to say "for your (warm) kindness"
2. we can "really" hope, not "strongly"
3. like how you use pronouns, you have to explain what you are talking about. We don't know what you mean by, "I haven't decided yet.", you have to explain it
4. usually "my mom", but it's not necessary
5. "told [someone]"
6. verb
7. you aren't really trying to imagine a list of ingredients, you are imagining something to eat
8. not just any refrigerator, specifically "the" fridge in your house
  • heard(聞く)
  • ask(聞く)
  • tell(伝える)
  • met(会った)
  • said(言った)
  • He said that he could play the piano.(彼はピアノを弾けますと言いました。)
  • She said that she was going out to eat.(彼女は外食をすると言っていました。)
  • I said that I was interested in gospel music.(私は、自分がゴスペルに興味をもっていると言いました。)
  • Last night he said that he had met Jimmy the day before.(昨夜、彼は前日にジミーに会ったと言いました。)
  • She says that she wants to be a dancer.(彼女はダンサーになりたいと言っています。)

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