3 Replies ・ Started by Streiker at 2021-06-03 13:25:35 UTC ・ Last reply by jakobd2 at 2021-06-07 18:57:31 UTC

Sentence-final て


Can someone explain the second て at the end of the sentence for me? Thanks.

Leebo at 2021-06-03 13:28:22 UTC

It's short for いて, the て form of いる. I'm sure you're aware that て form on its own is a light command. So 待って(い)て is like "stay here and wait", while just 待って without いる would be just "wait."

embarc at 2021-06-06 18:50:12 UTC

空に祈るだけで晴れにできるって Can someone explain the って at the end of the sentence !

jakobd2 at 2021-06-07 18:57:31 UTC

Hi embarc, sure. This って is often used in casual speech and is here standing for the particle と (as in "と言う") so it expresses something like "was said by X / someone". It is quite flexible and can be used for many different things, and is also very common, so I would suggest you study it a bit more, for example starting here: https://www.imabi.net/ttetattedatte.htm

As for your sentence, the translation can vary quite a bit depending on the context because of this, but it's something like "They claimed they can turn the sky clear just by praying." (they could be singular or plural).

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