Decoded Slug: ~んだって (〜n datte)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~んだって (〜n datte)

~んだって (〜n datte)

Short explanation:

Used to convey information heard from someone else; 'I heard', 'They said'.


Verb-casual + んだって, い-Adjective + んだって, な-Adjective + なんだって, Noun + なんだって


Kare wa Toukyou ni iku n datte.
I heard he's going to Tokyo.
Kono eiga, omoshiroi n datte.
I heard this movie is interesting.
Kanojo wa yuumei na kashu na n datte.
I heard she's a famous singer.
Ano resutoran, yakei ga kirei na n datte.
I heard the night view at that restaurant is beautiful.

Long explanation:

The ~んだって grammar point is used to convey information that the speaker has heard from someone else. It can be seen as the combination of explanatory のだ (んだ) and the informal quoting particle って. It can be translated as 'I heard' or 'They said' in English. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb, い-adjective, な-adjective, or noun.

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