In Takagi-san, Chapter 141 (Volume 16), when they are having the graduation ceremony, I came across the following panel:
I believe I understand most of this. In order:
- "How was the graduation ceremony"
- (This is the sentence I'm having trouble with)
- "I guess it's already been a year since we became middle school students, that kind of feeling"
- "Oh, I know what you mean"
I suppose the remaining two panels are of little impact to my question, which is: what does どうっていわれてもな mean here? I believe the individual parts of the sentence are:
どうって "how was it you say" 言われても "even if (I? you?) were told" (passive) な sentence-ending particle
but I don't understand what this is supposed to mean? The english translation given is "that's a hard question" (on MangaDex), but that makes no literal sense to me either.
Maybe I'm missing something obvious, but I couldn't find anything about this as a specific expression, and I don't understand what this grammar means when it stands alone.