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All About Japanese Particles: さ (sa)

[Serie: All About Japanese Particles]

1. Softens an assertion. Used mostly by men.

Ashita no Takahashi-san no pātī ni wa, mochiron iku sa.
I’m going to Takahashi’s party tomorrow, of course.

Sore yori, kotchi no sētā no hō ga ōkii sa.
This sweater’s bigger than that one, I’d say.

2. Indicates a critical response to something.

Anna munō na shain o ireru kara, kaisha ga nobitai no sa.
It’s because they hire incompetent people like him that the company doesn’t grow.

Ano hito no yarisō na koto sa.
It’s something he would do./ It’s  just like him.

– Source: All about particles – A handbook of Japanese function words


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