Can girls use だよね in everyday conversations?

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    Why do you believe this is gender-colored language?
    – jkerian
    May 7, 2015 at 1:44
  • I think it's because of だ.
    – Angelos
    May 29, 2015 at 10:14
  • @Nothingatall But だ is also gender neutral... Aug 18, 2015 at 18:31
  • @SeralynCampbell It sounds rather masculine without a sentence ending particle. Of course, this is with a sentence ending particle.
    – Angelos
    Aug 18, 2015 at 18:35

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Certainly yes, girls can use だよね, but it may leave a slightly tomboyish impression. The first Japanese hip-hop song which sold one million records was called DA.YO.NE and is mainly performed by a girl.

On the other hand, boys can use だよね, too, but IMO it's mainly used by boys who always stick to 僕 instead of 俺 as a first-person pronoun. (I mean, it sounds a bit gentle or "pretty.")

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    What would those using 俺 likely say?
    – Cat
    May 5, 2015 at 17:59
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    @Eric 「だろ?」「だろう?」「だよな?」辺りですかね…
    – naruto
    May 7, 2015 at 16:26

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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