“Ko (こ),” “So (そ),” “A (あ),” “Do (ど)” #3

Special uses of “So (「そう」)”


(“Oh, yeah!” Dance)

 [Situation: You are in a grocery store.]

 When you get to the Bakery section, you saw dozens of bagels taken out of the oven. “Smells yummy!” All of sudden, you remember your favorite cream sheese is running out.

 You: “Oh, yeah! I got to get my cream cheese at Dairy section!” 

 When you have a sudden idea or recollection like “Oh, yeah!” in English, you say “A, So da (「あっ、そうだ!」)” in Japanese. Other expressions applicable to this Japanese translation includes “Oh, I know!” and “Oh, that’s right.”