JLPT N3 Grammar (ndatte)

Meaning

I hear that; heard that ~

How to use

Verb (casual)んだって
んですって
Noun + な
な-adjective + な
い-adjective
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

かれ、かのじょができたんだって。
kare, kanojo ga dekita ndatte.
I heard he got a girlfriend.
Example #2

しらないんだって。
shiranai nda tte.
They said that they did not know.
Example #3

クリスさんがJLPTのN2ごうかくしたんだって。
kurisu san ga JLPT no N2 goukaku shita nda tte.
I heard that Chris passed the JLPT N2!
Example #4

いもうとがけっこんしているんだって。
imouto ga kekkon shiteiru ndatte.
I heard that my sister is going to get married.
Example #5

このみせのカレー、おいしいんだって。
kono mise no karee, oishii ndatte.
I heard that this restaurant has good curry.
Example #6

きいた?トムさんはそつぎょうしたらくににかえるだって。
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

あしたはめちゃくちゃさむくなるんだって。でかけるときにうわぎをきてね。
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 to wear a jacket when you go out.
Example #8

あのふたりはらいげつけっこんするだって。つきあうのはいっかげつにもたってないのに、はやいですね!
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

しけんのはんいは、きょうかしょの100ページから150ページまでなんですって。
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

KanjiKanaEnglish
合格するごうかくto pass
知るしるto know
いもうとlittle sister
結婚けっこんmarriage
みせshop
美味しいおいしいdelicious
試験しけんexam; test
範囲はんいscope
教科書きょうかしょtextbook

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