Suffixes

By bluemist on May 12th, 2005

As far as I know (which isn’t as far as it gets), using -desu as a suffix when speaking Japanese would show a bit of courtesy in a sentence. Well, anime would tend to over-exaggerate that, with some characters overusing the suffix. Even some speak basically useless words affixed at the end of their sentences to show some sort of cuteness in speech.

So here are some examples of anime characters saying different kinds of suffixing in their dialogue. The intensity part basically suggests how much they use the suffix.


Yue (Mahou Sensei Negima)
suffix: -desu
intensity: medium


Chisa (Comic Party Revolution)
suffix: -desu
intensity: medium


Sabato (Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan)
suffix: -desu
intensity: high


Tamami (Mahoraba ~Heartful Days~)
suffix: -desu
intensity: high


Kaede (Mahou Sensei Negima)
suffix: -de gozaru
intensity: high


Subaru (Comic Party Revolution)
suffix: -desu no
intensity: high


Pumo (Futago Hime)
suffix: -pumo (doesn’t mean anything)
intensity: extreme

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