に なんぞ

Kenshiromusou

Senior Member
Portuguese — Brazil
Yo, friends.
I know roughly the concept behind なんぞ (etc.), but, reading Naruto, I came across an annoying phrase.
俺と火影の名を取り合ったら、お前エ 負け犬なんぞ!!

I would understand "俺と火影の名を取り合ったら、お前エ 負け犬なんぞになる!!", but what's this に here?

Thank you in advance.
 
  • Flaminius

    hedomodo
    日本語 / japāniski / יפנית
    なんぞ is a Kantō variation for なるぞ, where /ru/ turns into /n/ before /z/.
    In a more standard variety, your sentence is 負け犬になるぞ. Can you recognise it now?
     
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