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なよ

 Kansai

na yo

Definition

Particle

  1. (After a verb in its linking i-form) Marks an imperative command (e.g. "do x"):
    1. もっとたべなよ【もっと食べなよ
      motto tabena yo
      "Help yourself to some more (food)", "Go ahead and have some more (food)"
    2. はようおきなよ【早う起きなよ
      hayou okina yo
      "Hurry, get up!"

Etymology

Contraction of the standard auxiliary なさい nasai and the emphatic particle よ yo.

Notes

In other regions, this contraction may not be recognized and so speakers may interpret the ending as a compound of な "do not" and よ yo, when the context is not clear.

意味:~なさいよ

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