かのう

Kenshiromusou

Senior Member
Portuguese — Brazil
Yo, friends.
I came across the following sentence:
実力的にはBよりAのほうが上かのう
What かのう means? Something like かもしれない, or confirmation?
Thank you very much in advance.
 
  • Flaminius

    hedomodo
    日本語 / japāniski / יפנית
    It could be both depending on the context. かのう is a mocked speech figure of an old man, and is roughly the same thing as かなあ in a more realistic language.
     

    SoLaTiDoberman

    Senior Member
    Japanese
    実力的にはBよりAのほうが上かのう
    =実力的にはBよりAのほうが上かのう?
    =実力的にはBよりAのほうが上かなあ?
    =実力的にはBよりAのほうが上だろうか?
    =実力的にはBよりAのほうが上ではないだろうか。
    =I wonder if A is stronger than B, in a practical sense.
    =I think A might be stronger than B, actually.

    かのう is sometimes said by an elderly man.
    He is asking himself.

    Cross posted
     

    Katzuhiko Minohara

    Senior Member
    Spanish Mexico
    実力的にはBよりAのほうが上かのう
    would it be that
    A is above to B compared in skills
    será que A esteja acima em comparação B em quanto habilidades
     
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