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I don’t like your tone

2020.06.17

Meaning:

A ‘tone’ just means a sound. When people speak, we can tell whether they are angry or friendly (or any other feeling) from the ‘tone’ of their voice. So when someone’s voice sounds negative (angry, or rude in any way), you can say, ‘I don’t like your tone’. In action movies, guys sometimes say this to each other just before they start fighting. Parents and teachers will sometimes also say to children, ‘Don’t use that tone with me’. These are commonly understood sentences.

Example:

A: Clean your room.
B: Fine. I will clean my room. Again. Fine.
A: Don’t use that tone with me, young lady!
B: What? I said I’d clean my room.
A: Be careful. I don’t like your tone. Now – go and clean your room!

Talking Point(s):

Is there a similar expression in Japanese to ‘I don’t like your tone’?

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