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Instead of A, you could say B; rather than A, B
Used to restate A in a different/more accurate way B
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ブランド バッグ              ない      
Rather than that I don't need a brand-label bag, but than I'm just not interested.
2
あの    退  だった               
That movie was dull, or more precisely, not interesting.

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ASentence というか
 
ASentence っていうか
 
 
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The ってゆうか form is also very common in informal writing.
3 years ago
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つーか、and っつうか, have also been used. It is far less in formal than the original.
11 years ago
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I've heard and seen つーか、っつうか、and a some others used with this. I think these two listed are more casual.
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11 years ago
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Feel free to add those as a usage note!
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11 years ago
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Ok, added.
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11 years ago



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