って

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contracted from 言っている (to itte iru, it is said that, literally you/he/she/they said that).

Particle[edit]

って (rōmaji 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?
    これって (なん)名前 (なまえ)
    Kore tte nante namae?
    What is this called?

Usage notes[edit]

  • The particle is often contracted to after an sound.

See also[edit]