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What does なんて mean at the end of a sentence?

Example: こんなところに顔に出すなんて。

For learning: Japanese
Base language: Japanese
Category: Language


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    Actually, your example sentence is an incomplete sentence, and that is why it is a bit confusing for you. That sentence is implying the meaning or action which comes after なんて.

    For example, a complete sentences should be something like...
    こんな所に顔を出すなんて。 (I can't believe!)。 --incomplete but implying
    こんな所に顔を出すなんて、僕は君を尊敬するよ。--complete sentence
    こんな所に顔を出すなんて、君はどうかしてる。 --complete sentence

    I am not sure what your example sentence is actually implying, since I have not read it in the actual context.
    But in those kinds of sentences, なんてcan be used as a connection between something that happened (the first part) and your response (the last part.) However, it is true that especially in written Japanese, such as mangas or novels, the second part which comes after なんてcan often be omitted, and that is the reason why you are confused with this sentence.

    Other examples,
    ・先生を怒鳴るなんて・・・ (・・you must be crazy!) --incomplete but implying
    ・毎日同じものを食べる事になるなんて、思いもしなかった。--complete sentence


    1: such as OBJECT/ like. (very similar to "toka")
    2: an exclamation.

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