Thursday, July 27, 2006

って

前は学んだけど、「って」という言葉は多くの人は正しく使うのこつがまだはっきり分からないよ。
今日はその点について話し合いましょう。

-って is actually the casual, shorter version of the word と, the Japanese quotation marker. The major difference between the two is that with って, you can leave out the rest of the sentence that comes after って/と. It is also used in place of は in many conversations when you bring up the subject of a conversation.

例文:
(1) 明子は来月、海外旅行をすると言った。 - Akiko said that she's going a trip abroad next month.
(2) 明子は来月、海外旅行をするんだって。 - Akiko said that she's going a trip abroad next month.

Let's write some common phrases/sentences that you have heard using って. Feel free to create your own sentences, as well. Here are a few I know/made:

-それって、どう思うか?
How do ya feel about it? /Whadda ya think about it?

-女って、いると生きられない、いないでも生きられないよね。
Women --you can't live with them, can't live without them.

-もし良かったら、学校に行かなくてもいいよ。ちょっと熱があるんだってね。
If you want, you don't have to go to school today. Cause you've got a slight fever, right.

- Your sentence here!

- Your sentence here!

Another interesting thing (something my girlfriend says to me often) is ってば. According to J-Gram, it is used to emphasize speakers emotion/desire/will.

例文:
(1)  A: 本当に行くの?B: 行くってば!-A: Are you really going? B: I told you I'm going!

- 母親:ご飯ですよ!  娘: もういらないよ!出かけるってば!!
Mom: Dinner time! Daughter: I don't want any! I told you --I'm going out!

- Your sentence here!

5 comments:

Harlequin said...

Nice work, shows a lot of potential! Good luck with it. Hopefully it won't remain an unused graveyard like a certain 'posts in kanji and kana' forum I can think of.

Anonymous said...

あれって、本当?

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Harlequin go back to trolling Big Daikon, I'm trying to learn here. Nice site man!