「っていうか」って?

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DoitsuAmerican
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「っていうか」って?

Post by DoitsuAmerican » Tue 05.31.2005 5:10 am

Hi. I've been hearing this phrase a lot and I'm not sure how to take it:

っていうか [tte iu ka] or というか [to iu ka], and occasionally (seemingly) shortenned to てか [te ka].

Does anyone know what this means and how it's used?

Tsuyoiko
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RE: 「っていうか」って?

Post by Tsuyoiko » Tue 05.31.2005 11:57 am

It means 'in other words', but it is used by teenagers as a filler, similar to how Western teenagers says 'you know' all the time.
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