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How to interpret ないって in the following sentence?

アイスには賞味期限がないって本当ですか?

がない looks like negative form of ある, but what is って then? Can it be a contraction of quoting particle と?

  • って is short for というのは – A.Ellett Apr 10 '17 at 3:07
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You are parsing this incorrectly. It is ない + って following after. In this case, the って is a contraction of というのは, and the ない goes with 賞味期限が.

So the whole sentence parses like this:

(アイスには賞味期限がない)って本当ですか? → Is it really true that ice cream doesn't have an expiration date?!

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