i have a sentece as follows:

요즘 살을 빼기 때문에 밥을 안 먹고 과일만 먹어요.

정말 과일만 먹는단 말이에요?

Can i replace the 는단 in the sentence above with 는다는 to become like this?

정말 과일만 먹는다는 말이에요?

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You are correct, it is simply a shortened form of 다는.

  • Thanks. So from that I can further deduce: (이)란 is a shortened form of (이)라는, (으)란 is a shortened form of (으)라는 and 잔 is a shortened form of 자는, right?
    – Thai Trinh
    Dec 30, 2021 at 9:22
  • Indeed, those work in a similar manner.
    – JH-
    Jan 2, 2022 at 9:55

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