Etymology 1 Edit
Derived in the
Heian period from writing the man'yōgana kanji in the 祢 cursive sōsho style.
ね ( romaji )
The hiragana syllable ね ( ne ). Its equivalent in katakana is ネ ( ne ). It is the twenty-fourth syllable in the gojūon order; its position is な 行え 段 ( na-gyō e-dan, “ row na, section e ” ). ( ) Hiragana ; 平仮名 あ , ぁ い , ぃ う ぅ , ゔ え , ぇ お , ぉ か ゕ , が き , ぎ く , ぐ け ゖ , げ こ , ご さ , ざ し , じ す , ず せ , ぜ そ , ぞ た , だ ち , ぢ つ っ , づ て , で と , ど , な , に , ぬ , ね , の は ば , ぱ ひ び , ぴ ふ ぶ , ぷ へ べ , ぺ ほ ぼ , ぽ , ま , み , む , め , も や , ゃ , 𛀆 ゆ , ゅ , 𛀁 よ , ょ ら , ら゚ り , り゚ る , る゚ れ , れ゚ ろ , ろ゚ わ ゎ , わ゙ ゐ , ゐ゙ , ゑ , ゑ゙ を , を゙ , ん , ー , ゝ , ゞ ゟ
Etymology 2 Edit
Korean 네 ( ne, “ yes, yeah, right ” ).
ね • ( ) ne
( after a phrase ) emphasis and question marker particle; asks for confirmation; right?; eh?; isn't it, innit?
あなたは 頭がいい ( あたま ) ね。 Anata wa atama ga ii ne. You’re smart, aren’t you.
格好いいです ( かっこう ) ね。 Kakkō ii desu ne. That’s pretty neat, eh? 「ダメ。」「だよ ねー」 “Dame.” “Da yo nē” "No." "Yeah, I thought so."
( after -te, or sometimes -te kudasai ) particle that softens a request, or conveys friendliness; okay?; please?
頑張って ( がんば ) ね。 Ganbatte ne. Do your best. 気を ( き ) 付けてください ( つ ) ね。 Ki o tsukete kudasai ne. Please be careful, okay? meaningless filler particle, which may also have a softening effect when introducing information; well...; you see...
Usage notes Edit
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
さ ( sa ), as よね.
Sense 3 is similar to filler particle
さ ( 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).
ね • ( ) ne
( informal , begins sentences ) used to catch listener’s attention; hey
ね、 知ってる？ ( し ) Ne, shitteru? Hey, did you know?
( informal , women's speech , see sense 1 above ) I know, right? ( informal , women's speech , see sense 2 above ) please?
Etymology 3 Edit
For pronunciation and definitions of
ね – see the following entries.
(This term, ね, is an alternative spelling of the above terms. For a list of all kanji read as
ね, not just those used in Japanese terms, see Category:Japanese kanji read as ね.)
(The following entry is uncreated: