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Japanese Hiragana kyokashotai ZO.svg
U+305E, ぞ
HIRAGANA LETTER ZO
Composition: [U+305D] + ◌゙ [U+3099]

[U+305D]
Hiragana
[U+305F]

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

The hiragana character (so) with a dakuten ().

SyllableEdit

(romaji zo)

  1. The hiragana syllable (zo). Its equivalent in katakana is (zo).
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Etymology 2Edit

ParticleEdit

 
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(rōmaji zo)

  1. (colloquial, men's speech) a particle used at the end of sentences, which indicates certainty or emphasis.
    やる
    Yaru zo!
    I'm gonna do it!
    • 1925, Denji Kuroshima, 「紋」:
      よそで (めし) (ぬす)んで ()うたりするんじゃない
      yoso de meshi o nusunde kūtari suru njanai zo
      You may not steal and eat food in other houses, ever.
  2. a particle used as a suffix to an interrogative word to mark it indefinite.
    • 1909, Mokutaro Kinoshita, 南蛮寺門前:
       () () (うた)うたふ (こえ) (きこ)えるやうやのう
      dokozo de uta utau koe ga kikoeru yō ya nō
      It feels like we can hear voice of singers somewhere.
  3. (archaic) a particle which makes a question emphasized or rhetorical, used at the end of a sentence or appended to an interrogative word.
    • 1932, Yoshio Mikami, 和算の社会的・芸術的特性について:
       (たん) (じゅん) () (とうと) (せい) (しん) ()くして、なんぞ、この (しゅ)のことが ()きて ()よう
      Tanjunka o tōtobu seishin ga nakushite, nanzo, kono shu no koto ga okite koyō zo.
      Without the spirit of treasuring simplification, how could this kind of things ever happen.
  4. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
    これ (ほん) (とう) () (てん) (ちから)だ‼
    Kore zo hontō no jiten no chikara da‼
    This is the true power of a dictionary!!