Many You & I

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Many You & I あなた と わたし

Japanese has many patterns to express “you & I”.  Some words are polite but some are for casual conversation. Please check them and know what situation you use them.

日本語にはたくさんの種類の”You”があります。フォーマルに適しているものもあればカジュアルにしか使えないものもあるのできをつけて!

 

You あなた

japaneseromajinote
あなたanataformal
あんたantacasual
きみ / 君kimicasual
おまえomaeimpolite
そちらsochiraformal
そなたsonataformal
きさまkisamaimpolite
例文(れいぶん)Example

あなたは頭がいいですね。
Anatawa atamaga iidesune.
(You are smart.)

きみ、5ふんちこくだよ。
Kimi, gofun chikokudayo.
(You are 5 minutes late.)

きさまあああああ!
Kisamaaaaaa
(Yooouuuuuuu!)

 

I わたし

japanese romajimemo
 わたし
わたくし
 watashi
watakushi
formal
ぼくbokucasual
 おれ orecasual
 じぶん jibuncasual
 とうほう touhouformal
 しょうせい shouseiformal
せっしゃ sesshatraditional
 わがはい wagahaitraditional
わしwashitraditional
例文(れいぶん)Example

我輩(わがはい)は猫(ねこ)である。
Wagahai wa neko dearu.
(I am a cat.)
* This is the book title of very popular Japanese novel 

それはわしのケーキじゃ。
Sorewa washi no ke-ki ja.
(It is my cake!)

 

 Manga quotes

Anime and Manga is Japan’s great culture. Hunter x hunter (samurai x), One Piece, Naruto are three popular manga/anime everyone knows in the world. My favorite manga is.. Dragon ball, Yu-yu hakusho(ghost basters?), Captain Tsubasa, Kochikame, Dai no daiboken, Jojo no kimyo na bouquet (JOJO’s bizarre adventures)… many! But I don’t know about the latest anime/manga well like Tokyo ghoul, Attack on titan..etc. (Why do you like people is eating?)

This is the Japanese quote from popular manga.

かいぞくおうにおれはなる!
Kaizokuou ni ore wa naru! (ONE PIECE)
I will become a king of pirates!
せっしゃはるろうにん。
Sessha wa rurounin. (Samurai X)
I am a wanderer.
おれがあきらめるのをあきらめろ!
Ore ga akirameru nowo akiramero. (NARUTO)
Give up that I give up!

 

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