って [って] (tte)
Meaning: ...said; no matter what
Example: He said that.....
JLPT Level: 2
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|って can also take the place (and often does) of は when designating a subject. Used in casual speech.|| |
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|darg||this looks to me like 2 different usages- って as a contraction of と or という, and って as a contraction of でも, both of which are more informal then their counterparts.|| |
|bamboo4||I never heard of って as a contraction of でも.|| |
|darg||For example, なんでも can become なんだって and やっても can become やったって in everyday speech without changing the meaning. The best way I could think of to say it was to call it でも.|| |
|nnskage||why is it sometimes there is no っ in front of て in some of the sentences i see? Any rules to how it is used? || |
|ami||I understood this one, but what does it mean when someone says "。。ってのは(rest of the sentence)"？|| |
|KyleGoetz||@ami I'll have to use Romaji because my computer won't switch to Japanese for some reason right now.|
~ tte no wa
is functionally equivalent to
~ to iu no wa
in that it means "~ is defined as", basically. For example:
"Taberu" tte no wa tabemono wo kuti ni ireru koto de aru.
"Eating" means "putting food into your mouth."
I personally find it more pleasing to say "~tte wa" without the "no", or just "~tte".
|shiho-chan||so in： |
"you are the man who was tempting shiho means i understand", im not sure if thats right.
i think you mean the ~te form of verbs, not the contraction って
|Ashish Joshi||@nnskage |
yes friend there is a rule for the usage of って and て .
てis used when the following verb is used with ん sound.
And, って is used when the following verb does not consist of the ん sound.
For ex-あそこ で みどりぐちって かいて あります ね.
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