JLPT N1 Grammar (wa)


feminine sentence ending particle

How to use


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 Sentences

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Example #1

shitteiru wa.
Yes, I know.
Example #2

chanto yaru wa!
I will do my best!
Example #3

kyou wa atsui wa.
It's hot today!
Example #4

sore wa kanari aimai desu wa ne.
That's rather vague, isn't it?
Example #5

maa, sugu ni naremasu wa yo.
Oh, you'll get used to it soon!
Example #6

ee, hontouni suteki na yoru desu wa.
Yes, it's such a lovely night.

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