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~って

Usage 1:

Noun + って + Noun

 

Meaning:

Somebody/Something named…(The formal way is ~という)

 

Examples:

なかさんってひとからでんた。

There was a phone call from someone named Tanaka.

 

なかさんというひとからでんた。

There was a phone call from someone named Tanaka.

 

Usage 2:

Noun + って

Sentence + って

 

Meaning:

to express the theme of what you are going to say.

 

Examples:

なかさんってどうなひと

What is Mr.Tanaka like?

 

かれほんからかえってきたって、本当ほんとうですか?

Is it true that he came back from Japan?

 

Usage 3:

Sentence + って

 

Meaning:

I heard that…

 

Examples:

かれけんちたって。

I heard that he failed the exam.

 

彼女かのじょ留学生りゅうがくせいだって。

I heard that she is an international student.

 

Usage 4:

Sentence + って + 言(い)う/思(おも)う/書(か)く/聞(き)く

 

Meaning:

to express that you quote something.

 

Examples:

きんっていてある。

It is written that Keep Out.

 

今日きょう授業じゅぎょうがないってだれかがった。

Someone said that we had no school today.

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