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English Reference for te (て)


  1. particle casual quoting particle
  2. indicates supposition, if ... then
  3. indicates a rhetorical question
  4. indicates certainty, insistence, etc.
Example sentences
You're so set in your ways
Maybe, but he wants me to stop cold turkey
"I rather like heights. You know, in my last life I must have been ... an aeroplane?" "Usually that would be 'bird' there.
Don't tell me you're going to back out after all the plans we've made
Every time I fall in love, Dad tells me the girl is my half sister
I'm on the road a lot, and my clients are complaining that they can never reach me
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