かしら

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Japanese question particle (​ka) + しら (shira), the irrealis form of verb 知る (shiru, to know), used as an abbreviation of negative form 知らない (shiranai, don't know). Literally means “don't know whether...”

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

かしら (romaji ka shira)

  1. I wonder.
    かしら (ka shira) is similar to かな (​ka na), but is used more by women than by men. This particle always comes at the end.
     (かれ) (あや)しい (ひと)かしら
    Kare wa ayashii hito kashira.
    I wonder if he's a suspicious person.

Etymology 2Edit

Kanji reading.

NounEdit

かしら (romaji kashira)

  1. : a head; a boss, a chief, a leader; the top, the first, the initial
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