ええ

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Japanese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ええ (rōmaji ē)

  1. yes, indeed
    ええ、その (とお)り。
    Ē, sono tōri.
    Indeed.
  2. oh (utterance of surprise)
  3. well, let me see
  4. what?
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Sound shift from 良い (ei).

Adjective[edit]

ええ (rōmaji ē)

  1. (dialectal) good
    • 2000 November 24, 時雨沢恵一, chapter 3, in キノの旅 -the Beautiful World-, OCLC 174095903:
      「レール、長年使 (ながねんつか)ってないわりには、ずいぶんきれいですよね?」
      すると (ろう) (じん)は、
      「ああ、ずっとじゃ。 () () ()じゃのう。しかし、おかげで (はず)しやすくてええよ」
      “Rēru, naganen tsukattenai wari ni wa, zuibun kirei desu yo ne?”
      suru to rōjin wa,
      “Ā, zutto ja. Fushigi ja nō. Shikashi, o-kage de hazushiyasukute ē yo”
      "These tracks are quite clean, considering how they haven't been used in ages, aren't they?"
      The old man replied:
      "Yes, they've always been like this. It's strange. But it's nice; it makes them easier to remove."