View Full Version : Hajimaru, teba yo!
12-08-2004, 04:42 PM
Hey guys, I've been wondering this for sometime and I thought maybe someone here has some better insights on this than I have. I'm a big fan of Naruto (despite it being rather DBZ-ish), and I wondered about something in Naruto's speech. Naruto tends to end a lot of his sentences with something that sounds like "Teba yo!" (or is it "Te Ba Yo!"), and I was wondering if there's some sort of meaning or significance behind him saying that (similarly to how Chichiri in Fushigi Yuugi almost always ended his sentences with "No da" or Kenshin with "De gozaru yo")?
Thanks again! ^_^
12-08-2004, 09:02 PM
"Teba" is something that's usually used when you have to repeat yourself, in a "Didn't you hear me the first time? Listen to what I'm saying already!" kind of way. "Yo" just adds more force to a sentence. In the case of Naruto, neither has any "meaning" per se, since he's not repeating himself, he's just saying it. I guess you could think of it as a very forceful way to say everything, like he's saying "Hey!" (or maybe "Hey, listen to me!") at the beginning of every sentence.
12-14-2004, 11:40 AM
Actually, what Naruto ends all his sentences with is "Datteba yo".
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