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English Reference for yo (よ)


  1. particle (at sentence end) indicates certainty, emphasis, contempt, request, etc.
  2. (after a noun) used when calling out to someone
  3. (in mid-sentence) used to catch one's breath or get someone's attention
  4. interjection yo!
Example sentences
You don't have to cover your mistake
"Here ... the sound of the cicadas is different." "Oh my, I'm impressed you noticed. You've got a good sense of pitch!
You look nice in that dress
"Mmmmn ... maybe I'll have a hair of the dog." "Whoa, hold up a mo! Here, I cooked roast fish for this morning. You ought to be able to eat this OK.
It's freezing in this room, Cindy. I can't put up with this cold
I'll let you know when it has been decided
This book will do
It's time for you to buy a new car
We're joined by the red string of fate
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