Grammar detail: と言います(といいます) / と言いました(といいました)

と言います(といいます) / と言いました(といいました)  report or quote speech
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The particle と followed by
います (say) or
いました (said) is used to report or quote speech.
This expression is often written using hiragana only (といいます or といいました), and is often encountered in the plain form (という or といった).
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Kanji used in this grammar

ゲン   ゴン   say; word   こと word, saying   い to say   
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サン   み    みっ three   
ガツ   ゲツ   つき month; moon   
ニ   ふた    ふた two   
ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
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