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I often hear that phrase at the end of sentences. Sometimes at the beginning. What does it mean?

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  • So yeah: it.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=so+yeah
    – user66974
    Feb 12, 2015 at 15:07
  • Basically, it means, "This concludes the meaningful part of my most recent communication—and in case you're wondering, I still agree with what I just said."
    – Sven Yargs
    Feb 12, 2015 at 18:24
  • What I'm about to tell you works exactly the way you would have expected.
    – Greg Lee
    Feb 20, 2018 at 23:09

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"So yeah" is a filler phrase in English, especially for the younger American generations.

There are a few specific uses of "so yeah". When starting the sentence, it most commonly is used as an interjection to get conversation started. Or, as a pause while the person gathers their thoughts.

When ending a sentence, it often is used in places where the spoken emphasis and pacing of the sentence are inconsistent with the content, so the speaker uses "so yeah" as a way of completing the sentence. Lastly, it is sometimes used as a way to wrap up a speech or thought, in a similar way that "over" is used on the radio. So yeah.

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  • In my personal experience, it's more than "over". It's more like saying "QED" or "I've finished making my point". I've also used it as in "Everything is ready for tonight. So, yeah, I don't think we'll have a problem."
    – Jeremy
    Feb 12, 2015 at 20:21

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