Post Reply [Japan] ending a sentence
Posted 12/20/08
Sentence finals

FEMENINE:
wa - gives a distinctly soft effect

wa yo – informative

wa ne - ne is a tag question roughly meaning "don't you agree?" It is sometimes placed at the beginning, rather than the end of sentences and functions to soften.
no - gives a distinctly soft effect; used by kids

no yo - informative/assertive

no ne - explanatory/tag question

kashira – I wonder


MASCULINE:
kai - masculine form of the question marker ka

zo - emphatic/informative

ze - emphatic/informative

yo - emphatic/informative; also used by women, but women often soften by adding wa.

kana – I wonder

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Posted 1/9/09
i suggest we use example sentence so that the members could understand further:)
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Posted 2/11/09
I second that, beginners like me can understand further and know how to put these words into use
But its an effort though thank you so much and for my part as a beginner it will really help if there are examples!! Doumo
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Posted 2/12/09
I would give examples, but since this is Chaos-san's thread I'll leave it as is, haha.
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Posted 2/20/09
THANKS TO MasakiKudo FOR THE EXAMPLES:

FEMENINE:
wa - gives a distinctly soft effect

あの花がきれいですわ。。。
ano hana ga kirei desu wa...
That flower over there is pretty...

wa yo – informative

私の名前は雪でわよ。
watashi no namae wa yuki de wa yo.
My name is Yuki. (yuki means snow)

wa ne - ne is a tag question roughly meaning "don't you agree?" It is sometimes placed at the beginning, rather than the end of sentences and functions to soften.

牛にゅはいいでわね。
gyuunyu wa ii de wa ne.
Milk is good dont you think?

no - gives a distinctly soft effect; used by kids

区市に行きませんでしたの。
kushi ni ikimasen deshita no.
I didnt go to the district market.

no yo - informative/assertive

これここは私の家がでのよ。
kore koko wa watashi no ie ga de no yo.
This place is my house.

no ne - explanatory/tag question

私の犬は馬鹿でのね。
watashi no inu ha baka de no ne.
My dog is stupid.

kashira – I wonder

だれが勝かしら。。。
dare ga ka kashira...
I wonder who will win...


MASCULINE:
kai - masculine form of the question marker ka

だれですかい?
dare desu kai?
Who are you?

zo - emphatic/informative

これは僕の犬ですぞ。
This is my dog.

ze - emphatic/informative

見るいけませんぞ。
miru ikemasen zo.
You arent allowed to watch that.

yo - emphatic/informative; also used by women, but women often soften by adding wa.

あの人は外人ですよ。
ano hito wa gaijin desu yo. (its better to add koku before gai to make it more polite)
That person is a foreigner.

kana – I wonder

着物がいくらどうかな。。。
kimono ga ikura dou kana...
I wonder how much those clothes are...
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Posted 4/4/09
How about desu?
Isn't it also use at the end of sentence?
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