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N3 Grammar Course

Lesson 54: ~って

Usage 1:

Noun + って + Noun


Meaning of Usage 1:

「~って」means “Somebody/Something named…”.
The formal way is 「~という」.

Examples of Usage 1:

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 of Usage 2:

It’s used to express the theme you are going to say.

Examples of Usage 2:

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 of Usage 3:

「Sentence + って」means “I heard that…”.

Examples of Usage 3:

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 + う/おもう/く/


Meaning of Usage 4:

It’s used to express that you quote something.

Examples of Usage 4:

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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