What are the differences between になろうと言った and になると言った ? enter image description here

  • is there an image attached to this? I only see a broken image link... – Mark Nov 16 '16 at 0:00
  • Yes, There's a image, my friend. Try to click on this link instead ? i.stack.imgur.com/yPNsU.jpg – Narutokage Nov 16 '16 at 0:06
  • Thanks, it appears the internal network at work is blocking the image... – Mark Nov 16 '16 at 0:40

(お前は私に)「~~ volitional auxiliary う/よう」と言った。
(お前は私に)「~~ plain form of a verb」と言った。

I would normally interpret the former as "You said, 'Let's do ~~'," i.e. "You suggested that we should do ~~," and the latter as "You said, 'I will do ~~'," i.e. "You said that you would do ~~."

So I think 「お前は『人間になる』と言った」 means "You said you would be human," and 「お前は『人間になろう』と言った」 would be interpreted as "You suggested that we should become human."


  • 彼は(私に)東京に行こうと言った。 He suggested we go to Tokyo.
  • 彼は(私に)東京に行と言った。 He told me that he was going to Tokyo.
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The first expresses intent to try '~ said s/he will try become ~'. The second is '~ said it will become ~'

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  • I have no idea who the hell has thumbed down yours (despite of my thumb up ). Your answer is a good answer. I wish I could accept it also. – Narutokage Nov 16 '16 at 0:45
  • meh, it happens. Its a cut-throat world out here where you take your time to offer free help to others in need :) – Mark Nov 16 '16 at 1:06
  • But that is not big deal. I'm going to thumb up your other questions. I Just want say thank. – Narutokage Nov 17 '16 at 1:01

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