Mastering the SA Particle - さ

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Do you know the particle SA (さ)? It is often used by men to indicate slight emphasis. It's impossible for you to live with Japanese without hearing さあ in sentences. It wields great power and makes your sentences quite rich. In this article, we will see details about its function and how to use it correctly.

We're not putting romaji in our articles, it gets in the way of learning if you haven't mastered the hiragana and katakana, we recommend studying.

Ways to use さ

Acting with a little observation, speaking with attitude and leaving a feeling of "whatever".

  • そう心配(しんぱい)することはないさ.
  • You don't have to worry about...;

Using さ in a question, showing a rebuttal, rebuke, or blame.

  • どう ​​して黙(だま)っているのさ?
  • Why do you keep silent?

Used at the end of a sentence to indicate an explanation of obvious facts.

  • 彼女(かのじょ)はいないから、ダンスに行(い)かないさ。
  • I'm not going to dance, because I don't have a girlfriend;

Showing that you are explaining what someone else said.

  • (かれ)も行(い)くんだってさ.
  • He said he will too;

Using さ when checking your judgment or giving an opinion, you are strengthening your feeling about the matter.

  • (おれ)にだってできるさ.
  • Even I can do it!

Used to convey the feeling that you are trying to get the listener's attention.

  • でもさ,僕(ぼく)はさ,わかってるんだ.
  • But... I... I understand;

Using the さ particle at the beginning of a sentence is a way of responding to something you don't know or don't care about.さ can also imply a "who knows..."

The さあ particle is the feminine version of the さ particle and is often used at the end of sentences as a colloquial version of the ね。 particle.

With a long time of study you will get the practice and know the right moment to use the さ particle. Listen carefully to its use in everyday life. Pitch and speed vary greatly.

SAE particle さえ "same"

Taking advantage of the さ or さあ particle article, let's talk about the さえ particle. leave implies (usually) positive emphasis, reaching evidence that something is greater than assumed. May be followed by も((mo) for additional emphasis. Simply put it can mean "Even", used for emphasis, "If" or "while".

  • さえ漢字(かんじ)けるか.
  • He can write kanji himself;

I hope these examples have helped you learn a little about the さ particle.

Source: japaneselevelup

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