Instantaneous Composition Method

Japanese Grammar Exercise: Sentence-ending Particles 「ね」「よ」「よね」

Sentence-ending Particles

Before starting the exercise for sentence-ending particles 「ね」「よ」「よね」, please clarify any doubts you may have about the grammatical rules by referring to your grammar guidebook or dictionary. The Instantaneous Composition Method requires you to compose sentences with the target sentence pattern(s) over and over in order to use them almost effortlessly. You should already have the necessary knowledge.

Genki I – Lesson 2: The particles ね and よ
Tae Kim’s Guide – Adverbs and Sentence-ending particles

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Instantaneous Composition Exercise for Sentence-ending Particles 「ね」「よ」「よね」

This is not a translation exercise. This is the Instantaneous Composition Exercise. As if a reflexive action, try to create an equivalent Japanese sentence shortly after reading an English script. Try not to think for more than three seconds.

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English and Hidden Japanese Scripts

 1.  (It’s) warm today, isn’t it?
 2.  This fish is not delicious, is it?
 3.  Cars are useful, aren’t they?
 4.  Study is not easy, is it?
 5.  (It’s) five o’clock already. (*Said to someone who was supposed to leave by five o’clock.)
 6.  Hokkaido is very cold. (*Said to someone who is wearing particularly light clothing.) 
 7.  Kim-san is not Japanese. (*Said to someone who thought Kim-san was Japanese.) 
 8.  The restaurant is not cheap. (*Said to someone who is believed to not have enough money.)
 9.  As for the schedule, (I) told (you), didn’t I? 
 10.  Tanaka-san (will) also come, won’t he? 


Statements often end with the tags Ne or Yo, depending on the way the speaker views the interaction with the listener. If the speaker is seeking the listener’s confirmation or agreement to what has been said, then Ne (“right?”) could be added.

Another particle, Yo (“I tell you”), is added to a statement if the speaker wants to assure the listener of what has been said. With Yo added, a statement becomes an authoritative decree. Quoted from Genki I

ね and よ can be used together as 「よね」. This indicates that the speaker wants to assure something and seeks the listener’s confirmation or agreement.

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