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Grammar detail: だと

だと - exclamation
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だと can be used as a way to quote someone indicating that you find whatever was said surprising or unbelievable. If written it might be translated into English simply with the 'interrobang' (the ?! combination), or with something like "... you say?!" or "... if that's the case ...".
ゆる
してください
なんでもしますなんでもするだと
"Please forgive me! I'll do anything." " 'I'll do anything', you say?!"
Used in this way, だと can follow anything - typically the exact words quoted, or a plain form version.
Note that だと may also appear when a clause ending in だ (the plain form of です meaning 'is') is followed by the particle と. In this context, the combination だと has no special meaning.
かれ
わたし
とくべつ
特別
ゆうじん
友人
おも
っていた

I thought he was my special friend.
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Kanji used in this grammar

キョ   ゆる to permit, allow, forgive   
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ヒ   かれ he   
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シ   わたくし    わたし I, myself   
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トク    special   
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ベツ   separated   わかれる to be separated   
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ユウ   とも friend   
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ジン   ニン   ひと person   
シ   おも to think   
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