Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Nintendo"

The meaning of "Nintendo" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does Nintendo hasn’t slapped a number on a Zelda sequel since the experimental Zelda II: The Adventure of Link on NES


slap a number mean?
A: It's a casual slang for "to put something". Nintendo only put a number in the title of Zelda II. Every other title just has a name.

I remember that game. It was terrible!

Synonyms of "Nintendo" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between keep Nintendo in business and continue to run Nintendo ?
A: They're really the same thing, the first is talking about Nintendo as a business though, while the other is talking about keeping it going.
Q: What is the difference between the Nintendo Switch’s boom and the Nintendo Switch’s trend ?
A: Depending on context, it could describe the same thing, but "the Nintendo Switch's boom" is more specific to when the trend started, whereas "the Nintendo Switch's trend" can refer to its popularity at any point in time.
Q: What is the difference between Nintendo has now sold more than 10m Switch consoles worldwide in just nine months. and Nintendo has now sold more than 10m Switch consoles worldwide for just nine months ?
A: First is correct, second is incorrect.

Consoles have been on sale for nine months, but this is about the number of them sold in nine months.

Translations of "Nintendo"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 私は、ニンテンドーのドラゴンクエストを母が用意したご飯も食べずによくやったものです。

I used to play Nintendo Dragon Quest ....

英語で何と言いますか?!
A: I used to play Nintendo Dragon Quest without even touching the food my mom had made for me.

(This is a somewhat liberal translation)
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Nintendo Switchが欲しいんだけど、今どこにも売っていないんだ。
A: A more natural sentence would be:

I want to buy a Nintendo Switch, but I can’t find one anywhere.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Nintendo スイッチのゲームカセットが欲しい
A: I want Nintendo Switch games.
ゲームカセット = game cartridge(s),
When you say "games", it implies cartridges (CDs, DVDs, etc.) of video games.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? (Nintendo Switchのソフトを見て)えっ、そんなに小さいの⁈意外と小さいね。
A: (Look at Nintendo Switch's software) Eh, it is so small?! It's surprisingly small, isn't it?

Other questions about "Nintendo"

Q: Which is correct?
I want a Nintendo switch.
I want Nintendo switch.
A: "I want a Nintendo Switch" the only time you wouldn't use "a" or "an" is when the noun is uncountable.
e.g "I want food" and not "I want a food"
Q: I was surprised that the Nintendo characters art which painting on the wall welcomed me when I arrived Narita airport. does this sound natural?
A: Arriving at Narita International Airport, I was surprised by a welcoming wall displaying Nintendo character art.
Q: I never owned a Nintendo 64 but I only heard good things about the Mario64 game. does this sound natural?
A: You could use any of these I think... “I’ve never owned” or “I never did own” or “I never owned.”

I would add a have though after but I... “64 but I have only heard”
Q: When Nintendo represents new Pokemon game, I'm so happy.

Naoto Kan represents the Japanese government. does this sound natural?
A: When Nintendo represents new Pokemon game, I'm so happy. ✖
When Nintendo reveals new Pokémon games, I get so happy. ✔

You can also switch the order around:
"I get so happy when Nintendo reveals new Pokémon games."
I think this would be the most common way of saying it.

Naoto Kan represents the Japanese government. ✔
Q: Please show me how to pronounce How the Nintendo attracts the audience to gaming with the goal of breaking the wall between players and non-players.
A: Check the question to view the answer

Meanings and usages of similar words and phrases

Latest words

Nintendo

HiNative is a platform for users to exchange their knowledge about different languages and cultures. We cannot guarantee that every answer is 100% accurate.

Newest Questions
Topic Questions
Recommended Questions