I'd like to understand the use of 2 forms of speech like natokakanto shi, natokakanto shi, etc. and natokakanto tte, nantokakanto tte, and the equivalent in english. Can you help me? I'm already a member...
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May 23, 2013
August 22, 2013
Sayaka San Onegaishimasu...Where can I ask you this question? I'd like to understand the use of 2 forms of speech like nantokakanto shi, nantokakanto shi, etc. and nantokakanto tte, nantokakanto tte, and the equivalent in english. Can you help me? I'm already a member...
November 11, 2013
Hi Carlos さん、 I'm sorry but I don't seem to understand your question. Could you please elaborate or give me examples where you have heard it being used? Usually "~~~"+"tte" is used for hearsay when you are repeating information or something someone has said. E.g. 田中さんは今日おやすみだって = I heard that it's Mr. Tanaka's day off today. You can use this form by adding "って" to the end of the ですsentence or directly after the verb-dictionary form. E.g.彼女がパーティーに 来るって or right after "い" and "な" adjectives. E.g. 忙しいって As for the "shi" form: are you referring to times when "shi" is used to give reasons/explanations? E.g. 今週はさんぽしないことに決めた。だって、寒いし、調子悪いから = I've decided not to go for walks this week. It's cold and I also don't feel well. Hope this answered your question!