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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?
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revised What is the difference between “に” and “には”?
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revised When to use 欲しがる instead of 欲しい
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