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半分しか食べてないままで捨てちゃダメ!

healer

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Ref: Expressing a lack of change
You can’t throw it out leaving it in that half-eaten condition!

I wonder what the grammar structure of 捨てちゃダメ is..
I understand 半分しか食べてない is only half eaten, 捨てる 【す・てる】 (ru-verb) – to throw away, ダメ is 駄目 which means no good and is usually written using kana alone.
I'm not sure about ちゃ in between though.
 

Toritoribe

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ちゃ is the contraction of ては.

捨てちゃダメ = 捨ててはダメ = 捨ててはいけない
 
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