JLPT N1 Grammar (tteba / ttara)


speaking of; I told you already; come on (annoyance / dissatisfaction)

How to use

Noun + (だ)
な-adjective + (だ)
tteba ってば jlpt n1 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (tteba / ttara). Meaning: speaking of; I told you already; come on (annoyance / dissatisfaction).

This expresses the speaker’s annoyance, dissatisfaction, or frustration with someone. It is generally used by females and sounds more feminine.

Meaning 1) I told you already; come on (annoyance)
Meaning 2) speaking of​ ~ (topic marker particle which is not always negative)

てば may be reduced to just て in some situations.

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Example #1

honto datteba. kanojo o mita n da.
I'm telling you it's true, I saw her!
Example #2

osoi naa. hayaku shite ttara.
You're so slow... Hurry up!
Example #3

sonna koto iwarenaku temo, wakatteiru tteba.
There's no need to tell me that, I already know!
Example #4

nee, nee tteba. watashi no hanashi, chanto kiiteru?
Hey, come on. Are you even listening to me?
Example #5

wakatta tteba. urusai naa.
I know that (already)! You're so annoying.
Example #6

mattaku oniichan tteba.
Seriously big brother, what is your problem?
Example #7

watashi no kare ttara, watashi no tanjoubi sae wasurete shimau no.
My boyfriend even forgets my birthday...
Example #8

tanaka san ttara itsumo nomisugite haku n dakara...
Tanaka san always drinks to much and ends up vomiting...

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