Grammar Info
N3 Lesson 1: 10/23

って
as for, speaking of, casual は, sentence topic marker

Used primarily in spoken language

Structure
Sentence topic + って
Details
Register Standard
使用域 一般
Information
Although って can be used as a casual quotation marker in Japanese (replacing と), it is also frequently used as a casual topic marker (replacing は). This is something that occurs primarily in spoken language, and will come directly after the sentence topic, in exactly the same way as the 副助詞(ふくじょし) (adverbial particle) は usually would.
  • 私(わたし)って皆(みんな)嫌(きら)われている
    Am I disliked by everyone?
  • トマトって野菜(やさい)なの?フルーツなの
    Are tomatoes vegetables? Are they fruits?
Slow Male
Hide All
Hide Japanese
Hide English
このパスタって美味(おい)しいよね。
As for the pasta, it is delicious, don't you think?
[casual topic marker]
Play  
あの人(ひと)って誰(だれ)
As for that person, who is it?
[casual topic marker]
Play  
先生(せんせい)って優(やさ)しいね。
As for the teacher, she is nice, don't you think?
[casual topic marker]
Play  
Books
Tobira
Page 21
[DBJG] A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar
Page 507
Tae Kim's Japanese Grammar Guide
Page 157