What does it mean when みたいな is at the end of a sentence?

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彼ももうちょっとがんばればよかったのに..、みたいな…。

or

なんか、お腹減った、みたいな…

Just for some examples. Is it some sort of filler? I understand normal uses of みたい but I don’t understand what it means at the end of a sentence.

jacoballens

Posted 2019-05-19T19:26:56.100

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Maybe you've heard expressions like みたいな気がする and みたいな感じがする.

みたいな is just a shorter form of that. They all mean something along the lines of

  • I feel like
  • I kinda think

Japanese use this expression to make the sentence softer/more careful/less sure, as to not present it as a fact, but just your humble opinion/feelings.

user22701

Posted 2019-05-19T19:26:56.100

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