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I can confirm that women in their 20s and 30s say だよね with high frequency in Tokyo. Personalities in the range of very feminine to slightly boyish in behavior. That particular phrase seems fairly gender-neutral to me, I'd like to mention.


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When いや is used in the sense of being a casual way to say 'no', yes, it is mostly only used by men. And as Hideki says, 嫌だ meaning disgust or dislike is the other meaning. The reason I'm submitting a separate answer that says the same as his is because of potential difference in dialect. I've been living in Tokyo for several years and I hear women(usually ...


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There are two kinds of いや. One is the one you mentioned. It basically means 'no'. The other is a short form of 嫌{いや}だ. This word expresses a feeling of disgust / dislike. Actually young female speakers use the short form a lot. Male speakers say いやだ and seldom use the short form.


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Female speakers would certainly use 「素敵{すてき}」 more often than male speakers would, but it is not a female-only word by any means. I, an adult male last time I checked, use the word occasionally to describe persons and objects. I used to use it much more frequently when I was in the fashion retail industry where the vast majority of my customers were ...



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