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JLPT N1 Grammar: に言わせれば (ni iwasereba)

に言わせれば (ni iwasereba)

Meaning: if you ask…; if one may say…

How to use the: Noun + に言わせれば

Explain:
Associated with a noun indicating a person, it is used to express the meaning “with that person’s opinion”. That opinion is used to say that this is enough to trust and guarantee.

Example sentences:
1, あの人に言わせれば、、こんな辞書は全く使いものにならないということらしい。
Ano hito ni iwa sereba,, kon’na jisho wa mattaku tsukaimono ni naranai to iu kotorashī.
According to that person, it seems that such a dictionary is completely useless.

2, 私に言わせれば、日本の一番美味しい料理はやっぱり寿司だ。
watashi ni iwasereba, nihon no ichiban oishii ryori wa yappari sushi da.
If you ask me, I would say that the best Japanese food is sushi.

3, 彼女は天才と言われているが、僕に言わせれば、単なる努力家だ。
kanojo wa tensai to iwarete iru ga, boku ni iwasereba, tannaru doryokuka da.
Some people think she’s a genius, but I would say she’s just a hard worker.

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