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Ne vs Ka

Postby Diggity » Thu 03.17.2005 2:07 pm

Ok one more. I haven't gotten this far in the Genki book but I have seen it used and want to know how to use/read it.

Example: Person A and person B speaking:

A) Denwa bangou wa desu ka. (What is your telephone number?)

B) 123-4567 desu.

A) 123-4567 desu ne.

B) Sou desu. (That's right.)

This is from my textbook but it doesn't explain the "ne". Can someone tell me why "ne" is used there? Is it a question marker to check understanding? Any help would be appreciated.

Arigatougozaimasu!
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RE: Ne vs Ka

Postby clay » Thu 03.17.2005 2:48 pm

Diggity wrote:

A) Denwa bangou wa desu ka. (What is your telephone number?)


You need a NAN in there.
電話番号はなんですか? denwa bangou wa nan desu ka?

And ね is a very versatile ender. In this case it is used to confirm if he heard right. So it can mean something like, "isn't it?"

There are many other meanings/ways to use ね, but you will pick it up as you go.
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RE: Ne vs Ka

Postby Diggity » Sat 03.19.2005 2:13 am

I know I missed the Nan (it was an I - D - 10 - T error)

I just hit lesson 2 of the Genki book and I just learned about Ne and Yo enders.

Ne is, (As I was guessing,) to confirm in a way

And Yo is for emphasis, or to make sure the listener has understanding.

"Dono niku wa oishii desu yo!" This meat IS delicious.

Do I have this right?
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RE: Ne vs Ka

Postby clay » Sun 03.20.2005 9:26 am

Diggity wrote:
"Dono niku wa oishii desu yo!" This meat IS delicious.

Do I have this right?


I think you got it right but just typed "D" instead of "K" :)
この肉はおいしいですよ!
kono...

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