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Grammar detail: って

って - casual version of という
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って is a simple and casual substitute for the common expression という, which is used to quote speech within sentences.
それってどう
おも

How do you feel about it?
その
しょうひん
商品
って
てんいん
店員
ように
べき
おも

Do you think I should do as the shop assistant says and buy that product?
あの
ろうじん
老人
はなし
って
しんらい
信頼
できない
I can't trust that old person's stories.
わたし
ってってくれ
って
たの
んだ

She asked me to bring them.
Since this is a colloquial form, it often serves to replace というの or というのは as well:
エミリーってだれ
Who's Emily?
とき
たつって
はや
ものです
Time goes by very quickly, doesn't it?
In casual speech って can also be used to end a sentence (which is uncommon with という).
むり
無理
する
って
Don't overdo it.
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Kanji used in this grammar

シ   おも to think   
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ショウ   trader   あきな to trade, deal in   
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ヒン    elegance   しな goods   
テン   みせ shop   
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イン    employee   
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ゲン   ゴン   say; word   こと word, saying   い to say   
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バイ   か to buy   
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ロウ   old   おいる    ふける to grow old   
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ジン   ニン   ひと person   
ワ   はな to talk   はなし talking   
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シン    trust, faith   
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ライ   たよ to rely (on)   たのもしい reliable   たの to ask(for), entrust   
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シ   わたくし    わたし I, myself   
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ジ   も to hold, to have   
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ジ   とき time, occasion   
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ソウ   サッ   early; fast   はや early   はやまる be hasty   はやめる to expedite, to hasten   
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ム   ブ   な not   
リ    logic   
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