ええ

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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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 December 13, 時雨沢恵一, chapter 3, in キノの旅 -the Beautiful World-, OCLC 174095903:
      「レール、 (なが) (ねん)使 (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."