Questions tagged [sentence-final-particles]

終助詞. Particles that act as qualifiers for the clause or sentence that they end. Reflects register and other pragmatic effects, such as the speaker's attitude.

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What does なあって mean here?

I'm trying to figure out what is the significance of なあって in the following sentence: そのままからかいやすい西片でいてほしいなあって It feels like it is there for emphasis or something but I just don't get where it comes ...
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What does ことになってんだ mean in this sentence? [duplicate]

しばらく構ってやれないが良い子にできるか? Which is "I won't be able to keep company to you for a while, but will you still be a good kid/behave?" To which the character screams this reply: I'm stumbled on the ...
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What does this use of まいな mean?

忘れちゃおるまいな From context he seems to be asking "You didn't forget how much I apologize to the dude"? But I'm not sure about this specific use.
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Are there masculine equivalents to わよ

I have come across わよ as a sentence ending particle with a feminine feel, but are there any masculine equivalents?
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なのもなんだし what is this nuance? [duplicate]

I'm finding some examples of the use なんだし online but I'm not quite sure how it's being used in this very sentence. In the right bubble the character wonders if inviting another person to their school ...
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ように at the end of a sentence

たとえ分かってもらえなくても 好きだってことを覚えてあげるように My interpretation was that ようにする So he's saying たとえ分かってもらえなくても 好きだってことを覚えてあげるように Even if I'm not understood. 好きだってことを覚えてあげるように This should be saying that by doing this,...
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Meaning of ものなんだろう in this sentence

What function does the もの server in this sentence? Wouldn't it work with just なんだろう? He should be saying that the people who followed the idol group to the very beginning are even more emotional. But ...
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Meaning of ものの。 in this sentence

だから、一緒に行動するなら、この気まずさを少しでもほぐしておきたい。 ここは、俺が大人になるとこだよなと思い、歩み寄ったものの。 What exactly is the use of ものの。 in this sentence? The character had a fight with his friend and because they need to work together, he ...
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What is the exact meaning of のもなんだし?

「それぐらいのこと気にすんな。このまますぐ帰るのもなんだし。飯でも奢ってやろうか」 What exactly is the meaning here? He's telling the other person "Don't worry about this much" and the then "let me at least offer you lunch?&...
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A bit confused with ボク and too many ね~

I don’t remember where I read this statement, but someone on the internet said that if an anime or web-novel character refers to themself ボク in katakana they are probably a boyish girl. I should say ...
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Difficulty understanding と at sentence end [duplicate]

From an interview. Question: カルチャーショックって、たくさんありましたよね? Answer: 多分 たくさんあったけど、もう だいぶ なれちゃったのと、 日本と違いすぎて、なんかカルチャーショックにも 思えないぐらいだなっていう感じ。 What is the role of 「と」 after なれちゃったの? Link to source: https://...
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What grammatical concepts are behind そうな at the end of a sentence?

In かちかち山, at least the version I am looking at, one of the opening lines is: 気のいい、じいさまとばあさまが、すんでおりましたそうな。 I can't figure out how to explain the bolded part. そう would either mean "seems like&...
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In some cases is "そうですね" synonymous with "そうです"?

I understand that "そうですね" is use to express agreement with the listener meaning something like "isn't it?" But I saw some sentences where its meanings seem to be "That's right&...
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Usage of か after 出向く

すっきりしたし司令部へ出向くか From what I understand, this phrase is composed of: すっきり - Refreshing した - Did し - So/and 司令部 - headquarters 出向く - go to/proceed to か - ? So the translation would be something along ...
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Meaning of sentence ending もん

「でも時々いるわよ。私のクラスでも犬に追いかけられたって話、たまにきくもん」 父ヒロシに続いて、お姉ちゃんが冷静に言った。 "You occasionally hear stories of being chased by stray dogs even in my class" said her sister calmly, following on from dad. ...
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Pitch accent difference: 本当だ! and 本当だよ

I was under the impression that 本当 was 平板型: ほんとうだ{LHHHH}. And the exclamation 本当だ seems to follow this. But the addition of よ seems to change this, as I feel like I hear ほんとうだよ{LHHHLL}. Is that ...
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What does で mean in the end of a sentence in Hida dialect

明日は私が作るでね〜 Is the で in this sentence the particle で? what is the function of で in this case? This is from 君の名は manga and one of the settings of the story is in Gifu prefecture so this seems to be a ...
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Role of な in 嬉しいな

In this question, the answer gives 5 meanings for な. But in 嬉{うれ}しいな, which is generally translated as "I'm glad" or "I'm happy", I don't understand what な stands for. Since it's ...
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How is “のかよ” used in this question?

お前は寂しくないのかよ It sounds kind of rough, so I suppose it is a masculine alternative of something else. Also, it does not really sound as a question intonation-wise compared to this following sentence. ...
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よ as enders in interrogative sentences (as in どうなのよ)

I was watching a Japanese drama earlier and one of the characters said どうなのよ〜最近しょうご (name) . My question is よ normally used as sentence ender even for interrogative sentences? And what kind of nuance ...
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「どこまで行くんだい?」 「どこまで行くんかい?」

Since だい usually follows sentences with an interrogative word, and かい occurs in polar questions, I thought this would be the most natural wording: どこまで行くん(の)だい? But apparently どこまで行くん(の)かい is also ...
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「ちょっといいだか」と言う表現は茨城弁?

ビーデルさん、ちょっといいだか?(source) 少将、ちょっといいだか?(source) と、ずっと横で聞いていたシャンロウが手を挙あげて、「ちょっといいだか?」と発言を求めた。(source) 「ちょっといいだか?」「なんです?」ウドリガが出ていこうとした職員を呼び止める。(source) This seems to contradict what we know about だか: ...
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How exactly do しよう and しようか differ in usage?

I personally consider the different usages of 「~しよう」 「~しようか」 「~しないか」 「~する」 「~してもいいか」 「~してください」 etc. one of the most difficult parts in Japanese grammar, alongside 敬語 and particles (e.g. は/が, で/に). It ...
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Is ending a statement with の really feminine?

I saw this very interesting and useful Q&A: Is ending question sentences with の really feminine? a while back, and it seemed to align with my own understanding of the 終助詞の. But I have heard this ...
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What meaning exactly does べ have in the Hokkaido dialect?

In the Hokkaido dialect, it's common to end sentences with particles such as だべ, だべさ, べや, べか and others which involve the particle べ. However, what comes as strange to me is the fact that the meanings ...
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Why does the following sentence end in the て form? [duplicate]

In a conversation between a student (Mike) and his teacher: 先生: ええ。[子供の]頃、私の家の近くに柔道をやっていてとても元気な子供がいてね。 the latter ends the sentence with the ~て form. Why is that so? I would expect the sentence to ...
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Usage of ”なのか” inside a sentence

During my studies I stumbled on this sentence : 彼女はそれがいくらなのかわかります  I am having some trouble understanding why you would need to use "なの” in this context. I think I understand the basics using of ...
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"Strategies" to speak in 1st, 2nd or 3rd person without pronouns

My level of Japanese is still very basic. So sorry if I what I'm saying doesn't make sense. As I understand it, Japanese do not like the usage of pronouns to express if a sentence's subject or direct ...
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Nuance of ざんす / ざんしょ as a sentence ender

I'm reading Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire. In chapter 18, the Rita Skeeter character appears for the first time (it's an obnoxious paparazzi woman) and she uses this sentence ender that I haven'...
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How do you say: "People like you are ____" in Japanese?

I know より is used to make comparisons, but it seems like that wouldn't be the correct choice, in this scenario. I'm not sure if I would use it to say "People (like/similar to) you are ____". ...
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The difference between ending a sentence with さ or ね

According to this question, ending a sentence with さ is a colloquial way of to make a sentence more playfully assertive. But I noticed that ね is also used to end a sentence and the meaning to me seems ...
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I ask for an explanation about the なの in [祖母は耳が遠い、つまり、耳が少し不自由**なの**だ。] [duplicate]

Is なの considered as a whole (grammatical expression)? Or is it な ,to make 不自由 an adj, and の seperately? If 2) is the case, what does の mean here?
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Role of な in といってな

In a sentence from the 犬夜叉 comic book, an old lady from ancient times is speaking about her family. The context is that the speaker mentioned her sister 桔梗 in the previous panel, but the listener didn’...
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Particles じぇ and じょ

I am currently reading the manga 「咲」and the character 片{かた}岡{おか}優{ゆう}希{き} regularly ends her sentences with じょ and じぇ. I will give a few examples (each line isn't related to the next) 学食でタコス買ってきたじぇー ...
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How to omit and change female end particles?

I'm a little confused. If, for example, a man is singing a song written by a woman, and it has ending particles such a "の" "なの" etc. What are the male equivalent of these, or which ones are to be ...
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Final particles の / んだ

I just watched a video on this topic. I've been learning Japanese for roughly 2 years now and it still confuses me. I need some clarifications. What I've been able to establish is: don't use の in ...
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Question about ね particle

I've been doing some JLPT5 grammar practice , and I came across the following dialogue fragment: A:『勉強はどうですか』B:『そうですね。』. The reason I'm confused is I thought 『ね』 was employed as a way to seek ...
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Sentence ending でな

レモン・キャンディーじゃよ。マグルの食べる甘いものじゃが、わしゃ、これが好きでな。 A lemon sweet. It's a sweet thing that muggles eat. I like this ??? I understand the concept of role language for portraying different kinds of character. ...
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〜ほうを as in 準備のほうを

彩音{あやね} was doing something and 砂子{すなこ} reminded her that she should prepare herself for something else, saying: 彩音さん 準備のほうを She just answered は〜い But I didn't understand that ほうを. Is it the ...
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「だね」「だよね」と「のだね」「のだよね」の違い

以前、この四つの文の違いをネーティブに尋ねてみました。 「あまり好きじゃないね」 「あまり好きじゃないよね」 「あまり好きじゃないんだね」 「あまり好きじゃないんだよね」 その人によると、「ね」と「んだよね」の文は自分の好みを他人に話している感じで、「んだね」の文は話し相手から聞いた情報を自分で言い返している感じで、「よね」の文は他人の好みについて自分の推測か、...
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Is Xがないとだめ "must have X"? And sentence-ending かね

In an anime, two characters are talking about playing basketball and why should someone not versed in it be interested at all; one of them says: バスケやるのに理由がないとだめですかね which is translated as "To be ...
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~たる form of a verb [duplicate]

Context: a boy is always been a head shorter than a friend of his, and he always said: いつか、必ず抜いたるけんな which I think I can quite understand ("Someday, I'm sure I'll surpass him"), but not really, ...
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What are the various 'unuttered' phrases or sentences that Japanese omit in everyday conversation and/or narration?

While translating a book I come across the following sentence. 女の子の注意を逸{そ}らすことができれば..... Research into the ba ending allowed me to discover that the above is a 'unfinished' sentence. This in turn ...
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The real meaning of の when asking a question

It seems to be the season for asking questions about questions, and with every question and answer I read I get more confused. What is the difference between: 1) どこに行く 2) どこに行くの I'm assuming 1) ...
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Do people only end sentences with ように after the -ます form?

Someone left a comment on the answer to this ending sentences with ように question saying that it only works with the -ます form. I tried looking up (どうか)~ように。sentences and all the ones I found were in ...
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Can 「に」, 「は」 and 「を」 be used as 終助詞 (particles at the end of the sentence)?

I would like to understand more about the practical use of the shūjoshi. な、かしら、かな、の、ぜ、わ、こと were some I found. But I already saw に、は、を being used in the same way. Are they also shūjoshi?
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place+にて background

I was listening to the Final Fantasy X soundtrack the other day, specifically the famous track To Zanarkand which has the Japanese title of ザナルカンドにて and I realized I don't have a clue what function ...
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What does か at the end of the headline signify? [duplicate]

米追加関税第4弾 3805品目対象、スマホも 措置発動は6月下旬以降か I understand this as, "The USA has added additional tarrif/tax on 3805 articles/products (according to bullet point 4), which includes smartphones. To be put into ...
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What is the implied-verb represented by the sentence-ending を in the following context?

I am trying to understand the dialogue being spoken by the narrative character on the page below, specifically the fourth line of dialogue from the right in the picture. 「……さっきは何で、あんなことを?」 What is ...
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What does it mean to end a sentence with ひとつだけ?

I came across a sentence that ends with ひとつだけ in a book and searching on jisho gave me zero results (https://jisho.org/search/ひとつだけ); nor did searching for the individual parsing of what I remember ...
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