Note: Adds force to a sentence. When it overlaps with zo (#67), it is somewhat less emphatic. Ze is used mostly by men.
1. Used to make a declaration to someone or underscore a point.
Saki ni iku ze.
I’m going on ahead. / Leaving now. See you there.
Sono shigoto, kimi ni tanonda ze.
I’m counting on you to do that job. / It’s [the job’s] up to you now.
I’m going to give it my best shot. / I’m hanging tough.