JLPT N3 Grammar (ndatte)


I hear that; heard that ~

How to use

Verb (casual)んだって
Noun + な
な-adjective + な
ndatte んだって jlpt n3 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (ndatte). Meaning: I hear that; heard that ~.

This is a quoting particle often used in casual conversation. It can be used to express things that you heard.

Sometimes the ん (n) may be dropped to just be だって (datte), but be careful to not confuse this with the N2 grammar for meaning but; after all; even; too.

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Example #1

kare, kanojo ga dekita ndatte.
I heard he got a girlfriend.
Example #2

shiranai nda tte.
They said that they did not know.
Example #3

kurisu san ga JLPT no N2 goukaku shita nda tte.
I heard that Chris passed the JLPT N2!
Example #4

imouto ga kekkon suru ndatte.
I heard that my sister is going to get married.
Example #5

kono mise no karee, oishii ndatte.
I heard that this restaurant’s curry is delicious.
Example #6

kiita? tomu san wa sotsugyou shitara kuni ni kaeru datte.
Did you hear? Tom is heading back to his home country after graduation.
Example #7

ashita wa mechakucha samuku narun datte. dekakeru toki ni uwagi o kite ne.
I heard tomorrow is going to get much worse. Make sure to wear a jacket when you go out.
Example #8

ano futari wa raigetsu kekkon suru datte. tsukiau nowa ikkagetsu nimo tattenai, hayai desu ne!
I hear those 2 are getting married next month. They've only been dating for 1 month, that's really fast!
Example #9

shiken no hani wa, kyoukasho no hyaku peeji kara hyaku go juu peeji made nan desu tte.
I heard that the test will cover from page 100 until page 150.

Vocabulary List

合格するごうかくto pass
知るしるto know
いもうとlittle sister
試験しけんexam; test

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