Japanese SUSHI

Lesson2 Japanese pronouns (advanced)

2017/03/03

Are you confused?Japanese language has lots of pronouns.To understand easily, I  will show you in this article!!

Compared with English,Chinese and so on,Japanese language has lost of pronouns.It's too difficult to memorize all.

In English I is only one.But There are lots of I in Japanese.

For example:

ore(俺),boku(僕),watashi(わたし),watakushi(わたくし),

soregashi(某),sessha(拙者),oidon(おいどん),

oira(おいら),wai(ワイ),washi(ワシ)…

Everything means I.

So I'll simplify to learn Japanese pronouns.I'll show you basic pronouns as below.

Basic personal pronouns

English Japanese
I Watashi-wa わたしは
you anata-wa あなたは
he kare-wa かれは
she kanojo-wa かのじょは
it sore-wa それは
We Watashi-tachi-wa わたしたちは
you anata-tachi-wa あなたたちは
he kare-ra-wa かれらは
she kanojo-ra-wa かのじょらは
they sore-ra-wa それらは

Ususally "は" pronounces "ha" not "wa".But in these case(Personal pronounces + は) we pronounce "wa"

Ex:

-わたしはじょんです watashi-wa John desu.

I am John.

-あなたはぽーるです anata-wa Paul desu.

you are Paul.

-じつのところ、かれはうちゅうじんです jituno-tokoro kare-wa uchu-jin desu.

To tell the truth,he is alien.

English Japanese
my Watashi-no わたしの
your anata-no あなたの
his kare-no かれの
her kanojo-no かのじょの
its sore-no それの
our Watashi-tachi-no わたしたちの
your anata-tachi-no あなたたちの
his kare-ra-no かれらの
her kanojo-ra-no かのじょらの
their sore-ra-no それらの

Ex:

-わたしのターンです watashi-no turn desu.doro-

It's my turn.Draw it!!

-わたしの戦闘力は53万です。 watashi-no sentou-ryoku-wa 530000 desu.

My power level is 530000.

「dragon ball xenoverse my power is 530 000」の画像検索結果

English Japanese
me Watashi-wo わたしを
you anata-wo あなたを
him kare-wo かれを
her kanojo-wo かのじょを
it sore-wo それを
us Watashi-tachi-wo わたしたちを
you anata-tachi-wo あなたたちを
his kare-ra-wo かれらを
her kanojo-ra かのじょらを
them sore-ra-wo それらを

Ex:

-わたしはかれをたすけます watashi-wa kare-wo tasukemasu.

I help him.

-あなたはわたしをなぐります anata-wa watashi-wo nagurimasu.

you beat me.

Until this part, this is a basic grammar part.So everyone knows.On You wanna become sushi freak? I'll give you special tips. Read these below!!

Do you know 朕?

Have you ever heard "朕"?It calls "Tin".This is one of personal pronounces but it can allow to use this only by Japanese Emperor.But it is not used this personal pronounces after WWII.

This is special word.When the emperor tries to say "I",say "朕"(Tin).But this "I" means "We",not I.

Ex

-朕は国家なり。 Tin-wa kokka nari.

We are the states.

 

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