mandor May 3, 2010, 8:41 pm
Today I stumbled upon following example of sentence

今晩の番組で何かあるかい? konban no bangumi de nanka aru kai ?

As I understand from dictionary , this particle signifies "yes/no" question. Are this particle usual for colloquial language only or its regular particle ?

Regards,
アレクス
KAI particle
Sayaka-Matsuura May 9, 2010, 9:11 pm
アレックスさん、

The ending particle KAI is very colloquial and only used in casual situations - and also, mostly used by male speakers.

In Colloquial speech, KAI is used instead of KA to mark a question. KAI has a softer, friendlier tone than the rather abrupt KA.

-Sayaka
KAI particle
mandor May 12, 2010, 3:06 pm
Wakarimashita Osewani narimashita !
KAI particle
Sayaka-Matsuura May 17, 2010, 1:29 am
Dou itashimashite!

-Sayaka
KAI particle

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