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what does もういわない mean? I got this message from someone and i dont think it means what I think...

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Context? Literally it might mean "I won't talk about that anymore" –  pharmine Nov 12 '11 at 20:54
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Funnily, Google Translate translates it to “Say again,” which is completely wrong. Where did the negation go? –  Tsuyoshi Ito Nov 12 '11 at 23:27
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The Bing translator translates it to "Another one" which is even further out. I recommend babelfish or babylon if that was the reason you were having problems as Google translate just isn't as good as those sites for Japanese-English. –  cypher Nov 13 '11 at 1:14
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@TsuyoshiIto is it possible that perhaps Google Translate tried to interpret it as a negative question? I.e. "Won't you say it again?"(suggestive/requesting) which somehow became "Say again"(imperative) –  Flaw Nov 15 '11 at 6:12
    
@Flaw: Ah, that is plausible. –  Tsuyoshi Ito Nov 15 '11 at 13:03
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I would venture "I won't say anymore."

If you were asking the same thing over and over, "I won't say it again" is a possibility.

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