JLPT N1 Grammar (zo / ze)


ending particle; adds force or indicates command

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ぞ / ぜ
zo ぞ jlpt n1 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (zo / ze). Meaning: ending particle; adds force or indicates command.

These are masculine expressions and emphasizes the speaker’s will or opinion. It can be used as an invitation, e.g. “let’s”, however it can come across as commanding when compared to the volitional form ~しよう (~shiyou).

These both are used the same way, but ぞ (zo) is more commonly used in real life, while ぜ (ze) is mostly only used in anime and manga.

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Example #1

ganbaru zo!
I will do my best!
Example #2

saa, hajimeru zo!
Here goes!
Example #3

isshoni benkyou suru zo.
Let's study together!
Example #4

okureteru zo.
You are too slow.
Example #5

kare ni sakarau to koukai suru zo.
You'll regret it if you cross him.
Example #6

tomaranai to utsu zo.
If you don't stop, I'll shoot!
Example #7

kono raamen wa oishii ze.
This ramen is delicious!
Example #8

dare mo utagai ya shinai ze.
Nobody will suspect you.

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