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The particles ね and な have several different uses, but one is to turn a statement into a tag question. For example: あの子はたけしです (That child is Takeshi) / あの子はたけしですね? (That child is Takeshi, right?) パーティは明日だ (The party is tomorrow) / パーティは明日だな? (The party is tomorrow, right?) For this usage: ね is more formal and more feminine な is more informal and more ...


I think it's less a question than it is a way to show surprise or confusion. Also I don't think it's contracted from anything, this dictionary defines it as a [感動詞]{かんどうし} or interjection which would hint that it's not a contraction of a larger sentence.


Yes, you can say 〜んじゃない. The ん/の performs its usual function indicating that you are explaining some fact (see my answer to this previous question). 〜じゃない here turns the sentence into a tag question (see Derek's answer to your previous question). A: (I've already gotten five great answers to questions I asked on the Japanese.SE site!) B: ええ、便利なんじゃない? ...


Both '~じゃない?' and '~(な)んじゃない?' exist, but have different nuances. '~じゃない?': The speaker already knows about or has made up his/her mind about something and is looking to convince the listener or confirm his/her understanding. ~(な)んじゃない?: The speaker is not sure about the statement, and is asking the opinion of the listener. '~(な)んじゃない?' usually sounds ...


I think that there's some confusion in the types of そう in your sentences. In the first one (そうですね) the meaning is "It is so" or "I agree with you". It's used like this: A: さむいですね。(It's cold, isn't it?) B: そうですね。 (It is, isn't it.) In the second one, the そうだな (or そうだなぁ with a rising tone) can be used to mean "That looks/appears to be..." A: さむそうだな。 (It ...


な by itself does not indicate a tag question; it is used to add emotional emphasis to a sentence. However, it can be combined with か. 〜かな can generally be translated as "I wonder if ...". There's also the other, unrelated form of 〜な which forms a casual command to not do something. For example, 心配するな means "Don't worry".

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