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って [って] (tte)
    Meaning: ...said; no matter what
    Example: He said that.....
    JLPT Level: 2
    Category: grammar
    Author: bamboo4

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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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ex #1097   知らないって 
He (She, They, etc.) said that he (she, they, etc.) did not know.  
ex #1098   幾らたのまれたってできない 
I cannot do that no matter how much you insist  
ex #4379   「あばたもえくぼ」って言うからね。 
They say love is blind.  
ex #4380   「テレビの音を小さくしてもらえませんか」って言ったんですよ! 
I said, "Could you please turn your television down?"  
ex #7718   彼が探してた鍵ってこれ? 
Is this the key he was looking for?  
ex #7848   [立ち入り禁止]っていうのは, 入ってはいけないっていう意味です. 
[立ち入り禁止] means, DO NOT ENTER.  
ex #7849   [使用禁止]は使うなっていう意味です. 
[使用禁止] means, DO NOT USE.  

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  • tte ba    (Assertive partical extension) [cup]
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dargthis 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. 
bamboo4I never heard of って as a contraction of でも. 
dargFor 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. 
nnskagewhy 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?  
amiI 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-chanso 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.
For ex-あれはなんてよむんですか.
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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