よう

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Japanese[edit]

Verb[edit]

よう ()

  1. (auxiliary) Expressing one's will to do something.
    • そろそろ寝よう - I go to bed before long.
    • そうしよう - I will do so.
  2. (auxiliary) Inducing or stimulating other person to do something.
    • さあ、始めよう - Let's get started.

Interjection[edit]

よう ()

  1. A very informal greeting similar to yo.
    • よう、元気? - Yo! Howdy?
  2. A very informal (rude) interjection similar to hey. Women don't use it usually.
    • よう、待てよ - Hey, wait.

Women or gentle men generally use ねえ instead of よう. よう is manful but gives a rudish impression at times. ねえ is more graceful.

Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

よう (romaji )

  1. : business, engagement
  2. : positive

Verb[edit]

よう (godan conjugation, romaji you)

  1. 酔う: to get drunk

Kanji reading[edit]

よう (romaji )

  1. : ocean
  2. : the main point
  3. : juvenile
  4. : eight
  5. : aspen