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 ()ますって
    Sugu kimasu tte.
    He said he'd come soon.
     (かあ)さんに ()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 ()って (むずか)しくない?
    Arabiago tte, muzukashikunai?
    Arabic, you say? Isn't that difficult?

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