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So basically, how do you say something like "talk to the boss the way you talk to your father!" You know, with a threatening tone.

  • you could try attempting something based on these examples and then more people would be inclined to give support: eow.alc.co.jp/search?q=%22the+way+you%22 – yadokari Nov 29 '13 at 18:28
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    The vast majority of Japanese speak to their bosses MUCH more politely than when they speak to their fathers. So, saying "Talk to the boss the way you talk to your father!" is a very strange kind of threat in Japanese culture because you are, in effect, threatenng someone to speak to his boss very informally. – l'électeur Nov 29 '13 at 23:12
  • Oh... then how about "Talk to the boss the way you talk to your client!"... maybe?? – user1016 Nov 29 '13 at 23:19
  • haha yeah i know that, Japanese people speak informally with their families and formally at work but what i gave was just a random example. All i wanted to know was how to say "the way you" – Frank Viterelli Dec 9 '13 at 18:20
  • i was halfway to writing an answer and then I wondered -- is there a way to express this using まま? – psosuna Sep 28 '17 at 22:57
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How about...
~~する(とき)みたいな(しゃべり)かたをする, ~~するような(口のきき)かたをする, or ~~する(とき)みたいに~~する?

 

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