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I kind of get when it's supposed to be used, but I'd like a clear explanation on what it really means.


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    See @Chocolate's answer in: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/40005/… – l'électeur Dec 21 '18 at 22:09
  • Thanks. What about the こう言っちゃ part? It feels like some sort of ''I'm just saying". I'm trying to comprehend the grammatical construction. – Ushiromiya Dec 23 '18 at 1:21
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    ちゃ is a colloquial pronunciation of ては. japanese.stackexchange.com/q/42196/9831 / japanese.stackexchange.com/q/32707/9831 – Chocolate Dec 23 '18 at 14:22
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    @Ushiromiya What is "こう言うなんですけど or 言ってなんですけど" supposed to mean (in English)? Anyway, こう言っては何ですけど means "although it's 何 (euphemism for "insolence") if I say like this". – user4092 Dec 24 '18 at 2:33
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    ては is conditional. こう言ってはなんですが ="if I say like this it may sound bad, but...". The conditional part is essential. – naruto Dec 24 '18 at 5:56

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