How do I say "I do various things" in Japanese?

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cliko
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How do I say "I do various things" in Japanese?

Post by cliko » Mon 09.30.2013 9:58 pm

みんあさん、こんいちは!
First time writer, long time reader. I know that 色々 is various and 物 (もの) is thing, but I get the feeling that 物 doesn't work in this context. How do I say "I do various things" in Japanese? Like, as a response to "what do you do in your spare time?"

If you have a better sentence I could use, this would be appreciated too! I hope I'm posting on the right board :)
Thanks

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Re: How do I say "I do various things" in Japanese?

Post by Ongakuka » Wed 10.02.2013 8:10 am

>> みなさん、こんにちは!

You are right, 物 usually means 'things' as in physical objects (even though it is sometimes used in metaphorical contexts.) The one you want is 事(こと); both are usually written in hiragana.

いろいろなことをしています (I) do various things.
なぜなら、おまえは・・・・・・人形だ

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Re: How do I say "I do various things" in Japanese?

Post by cliko » Sun 10.06.2013 3:44 pm

ありがとうございます!
That was very helpful, thank you :)

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