Some Japanese pronouns

Feb 3rd, 2012
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Covers several Japanese pronouns, from first-person to second-person to third-person. Includes the kanji representation (if any), hiragana representation, level of speech, gender association, and any additional notes

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Some Japanese pronounsBrief overviewCompared to most other languages, pronouns in Japanese are used less frequently, and may not need to be used when it is obvious who thesubject is. Japanese pronouns can also be an indicator of identifying ones personality (e.g. one who generally uses and alongwith a very formal tone, regardless of context, shows that the speaker may have been raised in a noble background). When using pronouns,one should be familiar with the context that they are speaking in, so as to refrain from offending anyone (unless they wish to be chastised).Not all pronouns are covered in the lists below; ones which may be commonly used or heard, along with a few uncommon and old (i.e. archaic)pronouns, are.First-person ( )Pronoun HiraganaLevel of speechGenderassociationInformalMasculineFormalVery formalGender-neutralGender-neutralInformalMasculineInformalVery informalInformalVery formalVery formalFeminineFeminineGenerallymasculineGender-neutralGender-ne

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