JLPT N1 Grammar (wa)

Meaning

feminine sentence ending particle

How to use

Phrase
わね
わよ
わよね

Learn Japanese grammar: (wa). Meaning: feminine sentence ending particle.

わ (wa) is used by women at the end of sentences. It has no meaning in particular, but it does make the sentence sound more feminine. However, it is not used by young women nowadays and can sound a bit old-fashioned.

It can be combined with other particles like よ, ね, or よね.

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Example #1

しっているわ。
shitteiru wa.
Yes, I know.
Example #2

ちゃんとやるわ!
chanto yaru wa!
I will do my best!
Example #3

きょうはあついわ。
kyou wa atsui wa.
It's hot today!
Example #4

それはかなりあいまいですわね。
sore wa kanari aimai desu wa ne.
That's rather vague, isn't it?
Example #5

まあ、すぐになれますわよ。
maa, sugu ni naremasu wa yo.
Oh, you'll get used to it soon!
Example #6

ええ、ほんとうにすてきなよるですわ。
ee, hontouni suteki na yoru desu wa.
Yes, it's such a lovely night.

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