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---Japanese Vocabulary
 
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Romaji Hiragana Who says it Kanji Speech Level Notes
Me
Watashi
わたし
both genders
formal
wate in Kansai dialect
Watakushi
わたくし
both
very formal
most polite version
Ware
われ
both
very formal
Waga
わが
both
我が
very formal
means "mine" or "our"
Ore
おれ
guys
informal
Oresama
おれさま
guys
俺様
very informal
arrogant form of ore
Boku
ぼく
guys
informal
gives casual feeling
Washi
わし
elderly men
fiction characters
Atai
あたい
girls
very informal
slang version of atashi
Atashi
あたし
girls
informal
Atakushi
あたくし
girls
formal
similar to watakushi
Uchi
うち
young girls
informal
means "one's own"
Sessha
せっしゃ
拙者
humble
used by Samurai
Jibun
じぶん
both
自分
formal
means "myself"
Oira
おいら
both
informal
more casual than ore
Ora
おら
both
used in Kanto area
You (singular)
Anata
あなた
both
貴方
informal
Anta
あんた
both
informal
familiarity towards peer
Otaku
おたく
both
お宅
very formal
means "your house"
Omae
おまえ
both
お前
very informal
Temae
てまえ
guys
手前
rude
expresses anger
Kisama
きさま
guys
貴様
extremely rude
expresses hostility
Kimi
きみ
both
informal
can be affectionate
Kika
きか
both
貴下
said to a younger person
Onsha
おんしゃ
both
御社
very formal
means "your company"
Kisha
きしゃ
both
貴社
very formal
similar to onsha
You (plural)
Mina San みなさん both   formal means "everyone"
Minna みんな both   informal means "everyone"
Anata tachi
あなたたち
both
貴方達
informal
see details for anata
Kimi tachi
きみたち
both
君達
informal
see details for kimi
Omaera
おまえら
both
お前ら
very informal
see details for omae
We
Watashi tachi
わたしたち
both
私達
formal
see details for watashi
Watakushi domo
わたくしども
both
私共
humble
can be rude to listener
Orera
おれら
guys
俺ら
informal
see details for ore
Heisha
へいしゃ
both
弊社
very formal
means "my company"
Wagasha
わがしゃ
both
我が社
very formal
similar to heisha
He/She
Ano kata
あのかた
both
あの方
very formal
also said as ano hou
Ano hito
あのひと
both
あの人
formal
means "that person"
Yatsu
やつ
both
very rude
means "that dude"
Koitsu
こいつ
both
此奴
very informal
means "this dude"
Soitsu
そいつ
both
其奴
very informal
means "this one"
Aitsu
あいつ
both
彼奴
very informal
means "that one"
He
Kare
かれ
both
informal
can mean "boyfriend"
She
Kanojo
かのじょ
both
彼女
informal
can mean "girlfriend"
They (girls)
Kanojora
かのじょら
both
彼女ら
informal
can mean "girlfriends"
Kanojo tachi
かのじょたち
both
彼女達
informal
see details for kanojora
They
Wareware
われわれ
both
我々
formal
represents a group
Karera
かれら
both
彼等
informal
see details for kare
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Word Meaning Who says it Speech Level Detailed Notes
Ore me guys informal can be seen as rude
        used among close friends or family
      can be used as familiarity, not superiority
Atashi me girls informal often considered cute
        rarely used in written language
        common in conversation
      used by younger women
Anata you both informal kanji is rarely used
        name of the listener is often used instead
        commonly used to address lover
      equivalent to the English word "dear"
Omae you both very informal used to expresses contempt or anger
        shows speaker's higher status or age
        used casually among peers
        used often with the word ore (me)
        should never be said to elderly people
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