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  • be
  • pe
  • べえ bee

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  • Kantou-benTouhoku-benauxiliary
    word used at sentence-end (like a particle) to indicate speculation, volition or invitation
    • see also: 
    • Applies only to ぺ
    suffix
    familiar suffix used after a personal name

    Example sentences

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    • Japanese sentence

      オラ気分が良くなったで。でもよ、おとうさんに滅茶苦茶怒られちまうと思うべさ。 

      Sentence analysis
      English translation

      I feel a lot better now, but I know Dad's going to be real upset.