Hiragana letter Ne.svg
U+306D, ね
HIRAGANA LETTER NE

[U+306C]
Hiragana
[U+306E]

JapaneseEdit

Stroke order
 

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Derived in the Heian period from writing the man'yōgana kanji in the cursive sōsho style.

SyllableEdit

(romaji ne)

  1. The hiragana syllable (ne). Its equivalent in katakana is (ne). It is the twenty-fourth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is (na-gyō e-dan, row na, section e).
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Compare Korean (ne, yes, yeah, right).

ParticleEdit

(ne

  1. (after a phrase) emphasis and question marker particle; asks for confirmation; right?; eh?; isn't it, innit?
    あなたは(あたま)がいい
    Anata wa atama ga ii ne.
    You’re smart, aren’t you.
    格好(かっこう)いいです
    Kakkō ii desu ne.
    That’s pretty neat, eh?
    「ダメ。」「だよねー
    “Dame.” “Da yo
    "No." "Yeah, I thought so."
  2. (after -te, or sometimes -te kudasai) particle that softens a request, or conveys friendliness; okay?; please?
    頑張(がんば)って
    Ganbatte ne.
    Do your best.
    ()()けてください
    Ki o tsukete kudasai ne.
    Please be careful, okay?
  3. meaningless filler particle, which may also have a softening effect when introducing information; well...; you see...

Usage notesEdit

Sense 1 is used at such a frequency that it is often absent in a normal English translation, instead expressed with general inflection of voice, or context. It can also imply agreement. A common usage of it is in conjunction with particle (sa), as よね.

Sense 3 is similar to filler particle (sa) in usage and placement, but is different in that it sounds more gentle, and also can be used in more polite situations (e.g. the common filler usage of ですね, where です (desu) becomes part of the filler particle, and ignores its own grammatical meaning and usual syntax).

See alsoEdit

InterjectionEdit

(ne

  1. (informal, begins sentences) used to catch listener’s attention; hey
    ()ってる?
    Ne, shitteru?
    Hey, did you know?
  2. (informal, women's speech, see sense 1 above) I know, right?
  3. (informal, women's speech, see sense 2 above) please?
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see the following entries.
1
[proper noun] (Chinese astrology) Rat, the first of the twelve Earthly Branches:
[proper noun] north
[proper noun] the hours between 11:00 P.M./midnight and 1:00/2:00 A.M.
[proper noun] a day or year assigned to the Rat
[proper noun] the eleventh month of the lunar calendar
[proper noun] a place name
1
[noun] a sound, voice
[noun] the cry of an animal
6
[noun] price
3
[noun] a root
[noun] the source; the root
[noun] nature; the character one has by birth
S
[noun] summit of a mountain, peak
(This term, , is an alternative spelling of the above terms.
For a list of all kanji read as , not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as ね.)

(The following entry is uncreated: .)