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Grammar detail: casual sentence ending particle さ

casual sentence ending particle さ
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When used at the end of a sentence, さ functions in the same way as よ, but with a very casual feel.
じんせい
人生
そんなもの
That's the way the cookie crumbles.
It can also be used simply as a casual way to end a spoken sentence fragment, in the same way that the word 'like' has become common in American English. It might be found in for example
あのさ。。。(hey ...)
or
なんかさ。。。(I dunno ...)
or
この
とき
さ。。。(This one time ...)
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Kanji used in this grammar

ジ   とき time, occasion   
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ジン   ニン   ひと person   
セイ   ショウ    life   なま raw   いかす to enliven   いきる to live   いける to arrange flowers   うまれる to be born   う to give birth to   き pure, undiluted   お to grow, to sprout   はえる to grow, to sprout   はやす to grow, cultivate   
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