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Verb

よう ()

  1. (auxiliary) Expressing one's will to do something.
    • そろそろ寝よう - I go to bed before long.
    • そうしよう - I will do so.
  2. (auxiliary) Inducing or stimulating other person to do something.
    • さあ、始めよう - Let's get started.

Interjection

よう ()

  1. A very informal greeting similar to yo.
    • よう、元気? - Yo! Howdy?
  2. A very informal (rude) interjection similar to hey. Women don't use usually.
    • よう、待てよ - Hey, wait.

Women or gentle men generally use ねえ instead of よう. よう is manful but gives a rudish impression at times. ねえ is more graceful.

Synonyms

Noun

よう (romaji )

  1. : business, engagement
  2. 酔う: to become tipsy or drunk
  3. : positive

Kanji reading

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