Let's learn how to use the って "I heard" quotation marker by breaking down a Japanese sentence.
What does って mean?
It's like a quotation marker. It can mean "you said" or "I hear that" or "they said" but it is used to indicate information that was heard or seen somewhere.
Our Example Sentence:
as for today | rain fall | I hear | weather | forecast | at | was saying | (emphatic)
The weather forecast said it would rain today.
- 今日 today
- は as for (topic marker)
- 雨が降る to rain [雨 (rain) uses the が marker with 降る (to fall)]
- って I hear that
- 天気予報 weather forecast [天気 (weather) + 予報 (forecast; prediction)]
- で at; on (weather forecast)
- 言っていた was saying [past progressive form of 言う (to speak); the ていた form shows an action that continued for some time in the past]
- よ (emphatic)
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