How to use personal pronouns in Japanese

How to use personal pronouns in Japanese

You want to learn how to use Japanese personal pronouns? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Japanese lessons complete with useful examples. I, you, he, she... we explain all you need to know about Japanese personal pronouns in bite-size lessons.

Japanese personal pronouns : I

A personal pronoun is what we call the English words 'I', 'you', 'he', 'she', 'we' and 'they'. Just like English, Japanese has a set of personal pronouns. The English word 'I' is a pronoun in the first person singular. The Japanese word for 'I' is 'wataši'.


wataši mo
me neither
wataši mo
me too
to wataši
and me ?
wataši dákē
just me
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Step 2 : Japanese personal pronouns

Personal pronouns are what we call the words I, you, he, she, we and they. Learning personal pronouns is important in Japanese, but you don't need to learn them all at once. Focus instead on just three Japanese personal pronouns to get started. We suggest that you learn boku, anata and karera (I, you, they). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about Japanese personal pronouns including useful examples. Learn the three Japanese personal pronouns boku, anata and karera by heart and then move on to Step 3 (the indefinite article in Japanese).

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