Particles “で” and “ど”

The Kansai-ben final particles で and ど have a function that draws attention to something that the listener might not know. In addition, they can also be used for assertion, question, admonition, and occasionally warning. These final particles are like よ and ぜ in standard Japanese.

Common uses: 

Grammar elements: 

Kansai vs. Standard: 

Standard ___よ
Kansai-ben ___で


__で (assertion)
Standard ちがう。今日は水曜だ
Kansai-ben ちゃうで。今日は水曜や
English No, today is Wednesday.
__で (admonition)
Standard 宿題は家でしないとだめだ
Kansai-ben 宿題は家でせなあかん
English You should do your homework at home.


で vs. ど

Some people may use ど instead of で; ど has a more masculine and rough feeling.

Standard いいかげんにしないと、怒る
Kansai-ben ええかげんにせんと、怒る
English I'm gunna get angry if you don't start behaving yourself.

で vs. がな

で has a is similar, but weaker, meaning when compared to がな. Please see the がな page for more details.