I'm dealing with some TV character's lines that speak in slang, and I don't understand what is the meaning of this "~てりゃ" in the following sentence:


Here the context:

There are three girl in a classroom. The first girl tell to the second one that she must act more seriously. Next, the third girl say the line abovementioned, in defense of the second.

I was thinking, may be that "ってりゃ" a simply variation of "ている"? And if it is so, which is its origin? And, have it a special nuance of meaning?

May you help me to understand? Thks in advance!


1 Answer 1


It is a variant of やってれば:


Similarly to なければ → なけりゃ

  • But the question is basically a duplicate. Will delete it after it gets closed.
    – macraf
    Nov 14, 2017 at 11:59

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