Questions tagged [particle-よ]

助詞「よ」. An sentence-final particle, often assertive or emotive. Also a vocative particle.

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Understanding a phrase - にげるんだよ

While watching an anime, I took note of the phrase にげるんだよ!, which the character in question shouts as he is running away. From my research, the phrase can also be written as 逃げるんだよ!, but I haven't ...
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What is the function of よ in this context, and is this よ a deliberate imitation of “feminine” てよだわ言葉?

In the Ghibli film The Castle of Cagliostro, there is a scene where Lupin, a male character who mainly makes use of stereotypical-masculine language throughout the whole movie, utters the following ...
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Why だからよ is considered “girly talk” and だからね is not?

So I was talking to a friend when he told me, as the title says, that: だからよ is "girly talk" but だからね is correct for instance: 昨日は楽しい、お酒を飲んだからね (according to him, totally ok and natural) ...
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Why is there a “yo” particle and not a “ga” particle in the phrase “Yūsha Satan yo kiseki o okose!”

The phrase "Yūsha Satan yo kiseki o okose!" is translated as "Make a Miracle, Satan the Hero!" or "Valiant Mr. Satan, Work a Miracle!" . Why is there a yo particle after Satan and not a ga particle? ...
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The meaning of the particles in “Yume no naka futari de ita yo ne”

The phrase Yume no naka futari de ita yo ne is translated in a page as In my dreams, we were together I don't understand the meaning of the particles here, plus where the 'together' comes ...
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How can よ be used as part of a question?

In the trailer for Fault Milestone One, one character asks another, わたし達...帰れるよね...? The translation provided of 'Will we... be able to go back...?' seems straight forward enough, but the use of よ ...
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how could a sentence end with (noun + “よ”?)

I'd thought you cannot end a sentence with a noun. Rather: noun + だ。 noun + です。 noun + である。 noun + であります。 noun + でございます。 But in a movie dialogue, I heard: "大切なのは、心よ。" Ending a sentence with a noun ...