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って can be used at least 3 different ways that I know of.

  1. Standard って form that most people learn first.て,って,んで,いて,いで etc.
  2. って for quoting people.
  3. って for making a demand/command statement.
  4. A tutorial I'm watching says って=という as well.

Are there any other usages of って I should know?

Most importantly, how do I know which form of って is being used? Is there an easy way to know which one is being used?

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    Context. Context.
    – Eddie Kal
    Feb 24 at 20:39
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    Take a look at って entry in Jisho. It is comprehensive enough. IMO definitions 1, 4, 5, 9 are worth memorizing.
    – Jimmy Yang
    Feb 24 at 21:11
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    What is the "Standard って form that most people learn first"? Do you mean the verb ending, as in 切る→切[っ]{●}[て]{●}? Feb 25 at 0:08
  • @Grumpy Bread - If you're casually asking "how do I know", the comments already answer your question perfectly. But if you're asking "how does one read between the context" or "what is the thought process behind reading the lines", then you'll remain grumpy as the comments aren't really helpful. In order to make you a happy bread, you might want to clarify to what extent you seek in terms of "how"?
    – dungarian
    Feb 25 at 3:56
  • I clarified my #1 point @EiríkrÚtlendi . You are correct. Also, it seems maybe I'm not asking this question properly. Probably because I just don't understand a lot of what is going on. The idea of context makes sense but I was wondering if there was something more definitive that would make it easier for more to know what is being said when I see a って being used. Feb 25 at 20:11

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