方 (かた) - Grammar Discussion

way of ~ing, how to ~, manner of ~ing

Structure

  • Verb[stem] +
  • Compound する Verb¹ + の + し
  • Noun + の + Verb[stem] +

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[Since 方 is a noun, it can be followed by は and を・¹勉強する, 練習する, etc.]

I have a question about one of the example sentences, not necessarily this grammar point per se:

面白い言い方をするね。

Why does this use するね rather than だね? Isn’t it a simple “X is Y” statement? Are the two equivalent?

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Hey @kfrl and welcome on the community forums!

面白い ‘funny’ 言い方 ‘way of talking/speaking style’ ‘をする to do’ ね ‘right/isn’t it/emphasis (come on)’

So it means something along
“You put (said) it in a funny way.”

面白い言い方だね。
“It is a funny way of talking.”

In other words, very similar meaning.

Cheers

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