How to interpret ないって in the following sentence?


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, 2017 at 3:07

1 Answer 1


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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