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[文化]Japanese Pronouns

 

Hi, welcome to my site. I'm Sakura.

This page is made for overseas students who want to learn Japanese but don't have opportunity to learn.

 

I collected topics or words that my overseas friends asked me.

So I hope it will help you to improve your Japanese understanding!!

 

Todays topics is pronouns.

 

 

 

Pronouns (personal)

One example here.

 

  • I (subject) - Watashi-wa [わたし ]
  • Me (object) - Watashi-ni/wo [わたし に/を]
  • My (possessive determiner) - Watashi-no [わたし ]
  • Mine (possessive pronoun) - Watashi-no (mono=things) [わたし (もの)]

 

Yes, you can just change the ending "red texts part".

 

  • You - Anata-wa [あなた ]
  • We - Watashitachi-wa [わたしたち は] (*tachi means many.)
  • He - Kare-wa [かれ ]
  • She - Kanojo-wa [かのじょ ]
  • They - Karera-wa [かれら ]

Other pronouns are also same.

Just you can change the end, you can speak object and possessives.

 

 

 

Pronouns (things)

Japanese learn pronouns for things in following order. The distance become far.

 

  • This (near to myself) - Kore [これ]
  • It (near to yourself) - Sore [それ]
  • That (not near to us) - Are [あれ]
  • Which - Dore [どれ]

 

Then we remember the word "Ko-So-A-Do" for remembering these words. And we call these words "Kosoado words".

 

 

Possessive determiner for a thing is like this.

 

  • This - Kono [この]
  • That - Ano [あの]

 

And for things

 

  • These - Korera [これら]

      - Korerano [これらの](*Possessive)

  • Those - Arera [あれら]

      - Arerano [あれらの](*Possessive)

 

(*"ra" means also many as same as "tachi")

 

 

So...so much today!!  See'ya!!!