A, right?; A, isn't it?
Used to elicit confirmation from the listener; weaker than でしょう？
It's OK if we go home already, right?
Today's Tuesday, right?
Getting the sentences
(Elements in parentheses are optional.)
今日は寒くない？ (isn't it cold today?)
ボブさんじゃないか (isn't that Bob?)
Understanding the negative ending
Basic ExamplesThis would literally translate as "It isn't easy, right?", which is not how it should be understood. Rather, even though the ending adjective is in the negative, it should be seen as "Easy, isn't it?", or "Easy, right?"
The usage of the negative is used to weaken the statement (which is why you are eliciting a confirmation from the listener - you are not 100% sure of what you are saying.
If you want to confirm the negative of something (It's not hard, right?)
Basic ExamplesOr, to see it in steps...
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