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What does なんて mean? [duplicate]

I'm having trouble understanding sentences containing 「なんて」 Here are some of them that I've encountered today: 漫画なんてつまらない and あまりにも刑事なんて職業に似合わない
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Why does なんてね mean “Just kidding”?

I very often see なんてね or some similar phrase being translated to "Just kidding"? but why does it mean this and how does the grammar behind it work?
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なんか after て- form of a verb

I am confused by the use of なんか, especially after the て-form of a verb. What do: あきらめてなんかない, 消えてなんかない mean? How do they differ from simply saying あきらめていない, 消えていない? What is the purpose of なんか?
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What is an emphatic particle?

The explanation I have found says that it is a particle on the end of the sentence. However, in the book I am reading (An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese) it is stated that も is an ...
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What does なんて mean in these sentences?

Once again I have some examples from a Death Note episode [10]. The main character says: しかしおどろいたよ流河{りゅうが}。親睦{しんぼく}を深{ふか}める為{ため}に、突然{とつぜん}テニスなんて。[Note, Ryuuga is a character's name, the one he's ...
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Use of なんか followed by possessive の

I understand from itrasci's answer in this link that なんか after a noun acts like a weak form of は which downplays the importance of the noun. But please look at the following sentence (where the writer ...
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How does なんていう + のも function in this sentence?

その龍が神様だ、なんていうのもウソくさいし、うちみたいな田舎の占い屋が、人間界の代表であることもウソくさい。 My translation: "That dragon is a god - this is what I'd call a sham, as is some rural fortuneteller being the god's representative for the ...
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Is this irony here?

I'm a bit confused about the following dialogue: A: 彼が医学部に行くって、聞いた。 B: 彼が医者になるなんて信じられない。魚も料理できないのに。 => A: Did you hear that he is entering medical studies? B: I can't believe that he is ...
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Why is なんて the correct answer for this question?

Here's a question from N3文法スピードマスター。 英語も中国語もスペイン語もできる*なんて*、素晴らしいですねえ。 This question is multiple-choice, so the other incorrect choices were: なんと、など、なんか just for your information. Here's my ...
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What does 用なんてなくっても mean?

Would it happen to be something roughly like "Even if I'm not busy"?
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Can なんて be a negating factor?

Three siblings have been abandoned by their parents and are to be split up and placed in different homes. They are understandably distraught and an adult family friend is trying to console them. He ...
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Translation Help with a HelloTalk Message

I'm new to Japanese, I've only been studying consistently for about a month. Technically I started two months ago but I was really busy for finals so I didn't do much for 3 weeks. Anyway, I heard ...