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Sentence ending particle “yo”

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“Yo” indicates mild emphasis when the speaker is very sure of what she or he is saying.


このクッキーとてもおいしいですよ。

This cookie is delicious. ( so I recommend this cookie. )


It is often used to convey informarion which the listener doesn’t know.

パーティは何時なんじからですか。→ 3時からですよ。

What time does the party start? → It starts at 3:00. 


You can use “yo” to get someone’s attention.

ばんごはんですよ!  Dinner’s ready!!



“Yo” can also be used when the speaker is making a judgment, so be careful not to put too much stress on it, and do not overuse it; otherwise you might sound aggressive.