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丸尾 is assertively ensuring that his teacher remembers his name. The teacher replies:

そんだけ売りこめば忘れたくても忘れないよ。
If you sell yourself (arrogantly?) I won't forget even if I wanted to.

Im guessing that そんだけ derives from そんだい. If so what is the grammar? How would it differ from そんだいに?

Edit: just realised that this guess is probably nonsense because there would be no reason to remove the い. Nonetheless, I still don't understand what そんだけ means in this context.

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それだけ(soredake):So much

Omission of the pronunciation

そんだけ(sondake)

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  • Thanks. It seems counter-intuitive to me that a word involving だけ (only) can have a translation involving 'much'. – user3856370 Sep 17 '16 at 15:33
  • だけ in the word それだけ means "as much as" rather than "only". – Faily Feely Sep 17 '16 at 21:20

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