How to use possessive pronouns in Japanese

How to use possessive pronouns in Japanese

You want to learn how to use possessive pronouns in Japanese? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Japanese lessons complete with useful examples. My book, your book, all our books... we make learning Japanese possessive pronouns easy.

Japanese possessive pronouns : my

Possessive pronouns are used in Japanese to describe possession or ownership. Just like English, Japanese has a set of possessive pronouns. The English word 'my' is a possessive pronoun in the first person singular. The Japanese word for 'my' is 'wataši no'.


wataši no teiburu
my table
wataši no okane
my money
wataši no uči
my house
wataši no daidokoro
my kitchen
wataši no šitsumon
my question
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Step 9 : Japanese possessive pronouns

Possessive pronouns are used to describe ownership or possession. To start out, learn to use just two Japanese possessive pronouns. We suggest you learn wataši no okasan, wataši no otosan and anata no okasan, anata no otosan (my mother, my father, your mother, your father). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about Japanese possessive pronouns including useful examples. After you've learned using these phrases by heart you can move on to the bonus Step 10 (Simple Japanese sentences).

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