2 speech forms

Carlos-Z May 23, 2013, 10:59 pm
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...
2 speech forms
Carlos-Z August 22, 2013, 2:40 pm
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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...
2 speech forms
risa-rocket-japanese-tutor November 11, 2013, 2:55 am
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?

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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!
2 speech forms

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