I often come across ってなる in informal contexts, but I don't exactly know how to understand it. I think it is like となる in casual speech but it doesn't really make sense in some sentences. For example :


I feel like it's pretty much the same as saying for example :


But in an informal way, but I would like it if someone can confirm

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The sentence means 「殺すぞという気持ちになる」. So this ~ってなる means something like "will come to feel like ~ (because of something previously mentioned)".

I don't know whether this usage is listed in serious dictionaries, but this kind of ~ってなる is fairly common in casual speech.


  • 夏休みが明けると、学校に行きたくないってなる
  • えーってなった。 It surprised me. / It turned me off. (えーっ ≒ oh no)
  • Thanks! Do you know what it comes from ? I doubt it is となる but If you can confirm that would be nice!
    – Tchang
    Commented Jan 4, 2017 at 15:52
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    @Tchang Yes, ~となる can mean exactly the same, e.g. "殺すぞとなる", "えー、となる". となる is less colloquial, and となる has various other usages including something like this.
    – naruto
    Commented Jan 4, 2017 at 16:02

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