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Japanese language enthusiast since 2001. Passed JLPT1 in 2008. Volunteer teacher at local study groups.


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comment What does っつの mean?
@yadokari: I imagine なんつって comes from なんかいって, since it's often used to mark speech without an exact wording. (In English, the best parallel is the slang expression, "He was like, '[statement]'.") The alternate use of なんつって to mean "Just kidding!" might be a masculine version of the somewhat feminine なんていっちゃって, which is shortened to なんちゃって.
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revised If Vて+いる isn't a gerund, then what is it?
Added furigana.
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revised What does っつの mean?
Added furigana.