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~なんか/なんて

Usage 1:

Noun + なんか/なんて


Meaning of Usage 1:

「~なんか/なんて」means “or something/ something like this”.
It’s used to give an example.

Examples of Usage 1:

これなんか似合にあうとおもうよ。
I think something like this is very suitable for you!
 
ドラマなんてめったにないよ。
I don’t watch TV shows or something often.

Usage 2:

Noun + なんか


Meaning of Usage 2:

「なんか」means “…or something”.
It’s used to be humble if you use this to yourself, and used to disdain someone if you use this to others.

Examples of Usage 2:

きみなんかわからない。
People like you can’t understand this.
 
わたしなんかできないです。
People like me can’t do this.

Usage 3:

Sentence + なんて


Meaning of Usage 3:

「なんて」is used to express that you are surprised.

Example of Usage 3:

かれ一番いちばんだなんて、しんじられない。
I can’t believe that he is the top 1.
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  1. This is really useful! I hear Japanese people say it so often and now I know how to use it too, thanks!

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