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Japanese Grammar: List Of Pronouns For New Beginners

Definition: A pronoun is a word that takes the place os a noun. However some pronouns are used as adjectives, modifying the meaning of a noun rather than replacing it.

Types of pronouns:

  • Subject Pronouns
  • Direct Object Pronouns
  • Indirect Objects Pronouns

Subject Pronouns: Japanese Subject Pronouns are frecuently omitted when it's not easy to guesswho is being referred to. Futhermore, second-person an third-person are seldom or never used, especially to address a superior, because it carries an rude tone. In general, the name of a person or one's occupation is followeb by the polite suffix -San wich is commonly used intead of a personal pronoun.

Personal Pronouns in Japanese refer to people, not ideas or things.

I(girls, women)あたし*Atashi*
I(rough, men)おれ*Ore*
You(less formal)きみ*Kimi*
You(informal, men)お 前おまえ*Omae*
She彼 女かのじょ*Kanojo*
He/Sheあの人*Ano hito*
He/Sheあの方*Ano hō*
They彼 らかれら*Karera*


  • How are you?
  • ?
  • *Anata wa dono yō ni.*
  • I went to Tokyo last month.
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  • Watashi wa sengetsu Tōkyō ni itte kimashita.
  • How old is she?
  • .
  • Kanojo wa furuidesu ka?
  • He is a man with a sense of humor.
  • Kare wa yūmoa no sensu o motsu otokodesu.
  • We want to buy a car.
  • Watashi-tachi wa kuruma o kōnyū shitai.
  • They will travel to Japan.
  • .
  • Karera wa Nippon o hōmon suru.

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