[Japanese Language] Ends of words are fun!

Do you like Love Live Sunshine?
http://www.lovelive-anime.jp/uranohoshi/

I like Hanamaru-chan!

She is called “Zura-Maru” by Yoshiko Tsushima.

What is “Zura”?

Hanamaru sometimes put “zura” at ends of her words.

It means a person from the country!
For example, Komasan in Yo-kai watch is also speaks with zura and country dialect
http://www.youkai-watch.jp/

Like this, we can know and express characteristics by ends of words.

For other example, “ze(daze)” means a man.

マジだぜ!!Mazi daze!!(I’m serious daze!!)
Daze means a man(Doraemon is a man)


http://dora-world.com/

やれやれだぜYareyare daze(Give me a break daze)


http://www.araki-jojo.com/

“nanoda” means innocence.

了解なのだ!Roukai nanoda!(Ok nanoda!)


http://kemono-friends.jp/

“gozaru” is Japanese old word and means ninja or samurai

答えでござる!Kotae de gozaru!(It’s answer gozaru!)


https://shonenjumpplus.com/

勝負でござるShobu de gozaru(Let’s game gozaru!)


http://fujiko-a.com/

“desu” means politeness

青山月子ですAoyama Tsukiko desu(I’m Tsukiko Aoyama desu)


http://betsuma.shueisha.co.jp/lineup/aoyama.html

“wayo” means woman

物好きじゃないわよMonozuki jya nai wayo(I’m not curious wayo)

And “desuwayo(desu + wayo)” means polite woman = lady, madam, gentlewoman etc!

わたし残酷ですわよWatashi zankoku desuwayo(I’m cruel desuwayo!)


http://www.araki-jojo.com/

There are countless ends of words in Japanese language!
As they express character’s personality, mastering them lead to greater understanding and enjoying anime and manga!

see also

[Japanese language] 月に代わっておしおきよ!Tsuki ni Kawatte Oshioki yo! (On behalf of the moon, I’ll punish you!)
[Japanese Language] Many “I” in Japanese language
[Japanese Language] I’m not Zura! What is Zura? [Gintama]

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