なあ、な〜、な ([なあ、な〜、な] )(naa)
Meaning: Adds emphasis - sentence ending particle; Emphasizes personal desires 自分のしたいことや欲しいものなど
Example: Won't it be great if we can go fishing tomorrow?
JLPT Level: 3
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|hora! watashi no aibou no aidea wa ii naa?|
trans:see here! isnt my partner's idea great?
|〜なぁ Emphasizes the speakers personal feelings as supposed to 〜ね which seeks confirmation from the listener.|
it would be nice if it was sunny tomorrow.
wouldn`t it be nice if it was sunny tomorrow.
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- na-2 (Don't get the 'emphasis' な mixed up with the 'negative command' な.) [Amatuka]
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|Amatuka||Short and long なあ versions, both mean the same thing.|| |
|Miki||Won't it be gret if (we) can fish tomorrow. ではありませんか？ 釣る=to fish、釣りに行く=to go fishing|| |
|Amatuka||Hmm, true. But you can't fish without going to fish so it's not such a big difference.|| |
|Amatuka||"going to fish" is probably rather more common - but both are OK so I'll change it as you suggest.|| |
|Miki||In note, I think "watashi no aibou no aidea wa ii deshou?" would be better instead of "... naa."|
Or "yappari watashi no aibou no aidea wa iinaa." might be ok. tras. what I expected, my partner's idea is great.
|FatPianoBoy||It seems that "naa" is used with sentences which are suggestive, while "yo" is more definite.|| |
|誠||Wouldn't it be great if (we) can go fishing tomorrow?|
It can also be 明日は釣りに行けるといいなあ
If you don't translate literally/exactly in English terms, both the meaning is the same.
|誠||If it is just 釣れるといいなあ|
How nice(Wouldn't it be great) if (I) can(ability) fish..
|Miki||#5900 If this means "are you going on a trip? I'm jealous.", J would be either「旅行に行くの？いいなぁ〜」or 「旅行に行くのか。いいなぁ〜」.|| |
|lou1sb||How do I change 'as supposed' to 'as opposed'? |
I can't figure out how to edit that section
|takezo||Is naa used only by men?|| |
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