What does it mean to say -yo after a name when speaking Japanese?
- QuinnLv 62 weeks ago
It is not an honorific. "YO" is a particle to emphasize the sentence. It is similar to the English phrase "ya know". Or something like the difference in English:
"Yesterday was Friday." A statement.
"YESTERDAY was Friday." As in a reply to someone who thought today is Friday.
- thecheapest902Lv 73 weeks ago
It depends on the context. There is no general answer.Source(s): a native Japanese
- TLv 44 weeks ago
"-yo" added after a name is not a honorific. Takahashi san yo.
It's a sentence-ending particle almost exclusively used by women in spoken Japanese, adding a bit of an emphasis.
Example: Someone's calling the husband and the wife answers the phone.
Husband: "Who's calling? (darekara?). " Wife: "It's Mr. Takahasi (Takahasi san yo).
I cannot guarantee this explanation applies to all situations as the one you found might be used in a different context.