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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
    Category: grammar
    Author: Amatuka

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hora! watashi no aibou no aidea wa ii naa?
trans:see here! isnt my partner's idea great?
 
(jeina419)
〜なぁ Emphasizes the speakers personal feelings as supposed to 〜ね which seeks confirmation from the listener.

明日は晴といいなぁ 
it would be nice if it was sunny tomorrow.
明日は晴といいですね
wouldn`t it be nice if it was sunny tomorrow.
 
(tigert)

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ex #758   明日は釣れるといいなあ! 
Won't it be great if (we) can fish tommorow!  
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(Amatuka)
ex #5731   冷たいビールを飲みたいなあ 
I'd really like a cold beer. / I could really go for a cold beer.  
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(cdo4)
ex #5773   腹減ったなあ。  
I'm so hungry.  
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(erikku)
ex #6650   きれいだなぁ〜。  
Oh, how beautiful.  
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(burakkuneko)
ex #6651   冷たいビールをのみたいなぁ〜。 
I want to drink a cold beer.  
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(burakkuneko)

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  • na-2    (Don't get the 'emphasis' な mixed up with the 'negative command' な.) [Amatuka]
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  Comments:  
AmatukaShort and long なあ versions, both mean the same thing. 
MikiWon'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 
AmatukaHmm, 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. 
MikiIn 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.
 
FatPianoBoyIt seems that "naa" is used with sentences which are suggestive, while "yo" is more definite. 
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.
 
If it is just 釣れるといいなあ
It means:
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〜」. 
lou1sbHow do I change 'as supposed' to 'as opposed'?
I can't figure out how to edit that section
 
takezoIs naa used only by men? 

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