Source: Japanese Blog
I don’t believe that I covered this topic in the past. This is one of those basic grammar lesson, and it is very important to know. Today, let me cover the personal pronouns.
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The major personal pronouns we use in Japanese are:
Watashi (私、わたし) - I
Anata (あなた) – You
Kare (彼、かれ) – He
Kanojo (彼女、かのじょ) – She
In Japanese, “I” is “Watashi”. However, during our conversation, we often omit the word “watashi”. This is true, especially in less formal conversation. I added the word, “watashi” below, but you can say it without the word
Similar approach is applied to the word “You”, “Anata” in Japanese.
This can be said ” Ie wa doko deuka?” without “Anata”
When using “He” , “She” or “Kare”, or “Kanojo”, we do add the pronouns in our sentences.
What if you want to make these pronouns plural. Let me show you how …continue reading