Using the Partikel   to add extra expression to you Japanese communication

Hey guys, how are you doing today? Welcome to another amazing online Japanese lesson from Bondlingo. Today we are going to discuss 3 Partikel, よぞ and ぜ. These Partikel are used to add extra expression to the end of your Japanese sentences.

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Expressing yourself with the particles よ ぞ ぜ in Japanese

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We will start with a brief introduction of each Partikel and learn about their uses. Once we have explained all 3 we will then move on to some example sentences to enhance your understanding and allow you to use them confidently in you Japanese conversation.

So we will first start by looking at よ YO in Japanese, this is going to be really fun!

Using the Partikel auf Japanisch.

Das Partikel “Yo” is exclusively used at the end of sentences.  It can be used with both casual and höflich sentences. Yo has a few different meanings of expression and the first of which is that it makes the sentence more emphatic.

Let’s look at an example of this:

Imagine that your kid thought it was the weekend, but in fact it’s Friday and they have to go to school. You could feel empathy for them and say:

Kyou wa kinyoubi desu yo
Today is Friday.

Another usage of よ is to provide extra emphasis to a sentence. The meaning doesn’t change, you are just adding extra emphasis, much like the English exclamation mark!

Take a look at this example.

Kore wa boku no okane da yo
That’s my money!

よ is almost like a universal Partikel. It is used by people of all ages and genders. We are now going to look at the Partikel ぞ which is very masculine and informal.

Using the Partikel auf Japanisch.

Diese Partikel is used often by males with a lot of confidence and energy. You may have heard phrases like this before If you are a big anime fan:

Iku Zo
Let’s Go!

Yes this Partikel is used a lot like よ however is much stronger and is most often used by males. The ending is usually dragged out depending on how fired up the speaker is. You really only use this after plain form Verben and also after だ, never です。

If you are a guy, this is a great way to become more expressive with your own Japanese and really connect with others in your peer group. Let’s look at a quick example sentence.

Imagine you are in an izakaya and super fired up to celebrate, you could say:

Let’s drink beer!

Great, not that’s Zo explained we are going to move onto the explanation of our last Partikel which is, ぜ Ze.

Using the ぜ Partikel auf Japanisch.

Ze, is much like zo, it is quite unhöflich and again mainly used by men. The difference

Between ze and zo is that ze is slightly friendlier than zo. Let’s look at an example sentence for this.

Kono raamen umai ze
This ramen is tasty

As you can see in this sentence the speaker must really like the ramen that they are eating and are really expressive about the fact.

Now we are going to look at a few more example sentences just to make sure you really understand how to use ぞ, ぜ and よ.

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Trainieren sentences with ぞ , ぜ and よ.

sukottorando iku zo!
We’re going to Japan!
Wakatte iru yo
I know already.
Kono sakana umai ze
This fish is tasty

Make sure you read these sentences out a few times and really look closely at the endings. You should also try and make your own sentences with ぞ よ and ぜ too, to really help you master these Verb endings. If you really want to get expressive and add another layer to your Japanese, these are the phrases that you need to be actively using day to day.

So guys that brings us to the end of today’s lesson, we really hope that you have enjoyed it today and got a lot from the lesson. If you have any questions that you would like to ask then please get in touch as we would be more than happy to answer those for you. Also, if you have any extra ideas for content that you would like us to cover in our upcoming online Japanese articles please also let us know so we can help you in any way we can. We really want you to make huge progress this year with you Japanese and will endeavour to help you in all the ways we can. Have an amazing day guys and we will be sure to see you again in the next online Japanese lesson. 

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