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JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

わい (rōmaji wai)

  1. I, me (first person pronoun, mainly used by males in Kansai)
  2. you (second person pronoun, used when addressing an equal or inferior)
    Synonym: お前 (omae)

Etymology 2Edit

ParticleEdit

わい (rōmaji wai)

  1. (dated) A particle used in the end of sentences to indicate admiration or emotion. Slightly stronger than (wa).
Usage notesEdit

Mainly used during the Edo period. Now only used by elderly males.

Etymology 3Edit

Various Sino-Japanese roots.

AffixEdit

わい (rōmaji wai)

  1. : askew; crooked
  2. : obscene; lewd
  3. : corner; nook; recess; inlet
  4. : low; short
  5. : bribe
  6. : dirty

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN