って

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A contracted form of (to; used to indicate a quotation) and 言う (いう, iu; to say); literally meaning "I/you/he/she/they/we said that..".

Particle[edit]

って (romaji tte)

  1. he/she/I/they/we said; a type of verbal quotation marks used for direct quotes and indirect quotes
    すぐ来ますって
    すぐきますって
    Sugu kimasu tte.
    He said he'd come soon.
    お母さんに聞いたら、「だめだ」って
    おかあさんにきいたら、「だめだ」って
    Okāsan ni kiitara, "dame da" tte.
    When I asked my mom, she said "no."
  2. used to emphasize a word
    アラビア語って難しくない
    あらびあごってむずかしくない
    Arabiago tte, muzukashikunai?
    Arabic, you say? Isn't that difficult?

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