How to say I in Japanese.

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anonymous_noob
anonymous_noob
6 years ago

I've been studying Japanese on and off for quite a while though I've never had conversations in Japanese. As a guy, I think I would use watashi for strangers and boku for friends. As for this lesson, I thought it was very well explained–especially at the beginning when you broke down the usage of 'I' to be dependent upon 3 different things. A very nice summary and overview!

Kristal
Kristal
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would use "watashi" in both cases.

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 years ago
Reply to  Kristal

sorry wrong spot…

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Hi

Alex Lugo
6 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

You would use boku in any situation.

Cake!!
Cake!!
5 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Hi

Anon
Anon
6 years ago
Reply to  Kristal

@Kristal I recommend boku with acquaintance friends (that are around your age), and ore with decently close friends. Some people think that using "watashi" for everything is best since it is the "safe" option from offending others. But to Japanese, nothing screams to them louder that you don't know Japanese that well if you can't adjust your use of the Japanese language to the appropriate social context. So using "watashi" with friends isn't recommended. On top of that, I've been told before by some Japanese people that they find it "cute" when foreigners speak overly casual (usually by accident) rather then when they are overly formal.

Jennifer
Jennifer
6 years ago
Reply to  Anon

But Kristal is a female so she shouldn't use "boku" or "ore" at all.

Aaron
Aaron
5 years ago
Reply to  Jennifer

What if she identifies as male? πŸ™‚

Abraham
Abraham
6 years ago
Reply to  Anon

I am a male, so personally I would use γ€Œη§γ€in a formal situation, and γ€Œεƒ•γ€in more casual environment.

Mireya
Mireya
5 years ago
Reply to  Anon

I would use "watashi" since I like to speak formally a lot, and since you recommended it.

DarthKazar
DarthKazar
5 years ago
Reply to  Anon

Well, not necessary "not recommended" at all. You can use γ‚γŸγ— with friends too depending on the situation and what kind of friends you have. Using it all the time do is the safest. It is better to be not acurate than taking the risk of being rude… and "cute", if you have not the level to decide correctly wether use it or not, you better go with politeness. In that case it is never "too much".

Anush (ALU) Nepal
Anush (ALU) Nepal
5 years ago
Reply to  DarthKazar

I actually love saying "Boku" in both formal or informal purpose.

eduardo
eduardo
5 years ago
Reply to  Anon

nice explanation…. so I would use watashi when I meet somebody new, or introducing myself to sepai, bosses and elders….

sai ram
sai ram
5 years ago
Reply to  Anon

We need to use watashi for formal conversation and Boku in informal conversation . Ore can be used in situations where you are speaking with your very close friends who will not get hurt .

CESCA ARBOIS PACAΓ‘OT
CESCA ARBOIS PACAΓ‘OT
5 years ago
Reply to  Anon

thank you! your comment is very helpful.

TINA M. RUTHERFORD
6 years ago
Reply to  Kristal

domo arigato. watashi wa tina desu genki desu ka?

billy chen
billy chen
5 years ago

genki desu. watashi wa billy desu. (or were you asking yuta? lol)

marcus steinhage
marcus steinhage
5 years ago
Reply to  billy chen

i think ill say buko

Joseph
Joseph
5 years ago

why roumaji?

Reeyana
5 years ago

Konnichiwa watashi wa Reeyana desu genki desu

sascha
sascha
5 years ago

I think It is ; ogenki desu ka? ?

Chen
Chen
6 years ago
Reply to  Kristal

I am a female, and I will use watashi in both cases.
γ‚γ‚ŠγŒγ¨γƒΌγ”γ–γ„γΎγ™γ›γ‚“γ›γ„οΌοΌ

marcus steinhage
marcus steinhage
5 years ago
Reply to  Chen

i mean boku sorry

γ‚Έγƒ§ο½»οΎžγ‚€γƒ€γƒΌγ•γ‚“ is my name right? Josiah-san
γ‚Έγƒ§ο½»οΎžγ‚€γƒ€γƒΌγ•γ‚“ is my name right? Josiah-san
5 years ago
Reply to  Chen

Never had any confidence in my ability to read japanese well but I read and comprehended it in an instant, guess I'm happy that I found a more consistent way of learning than an app on my phone.

Ida
Ida
5 years ago
Reply to  Chen

Yeah me to.

wonani
wonani
5 years ago
Reply to  Chen

same its just really easy cus u wont offend many people

Charlie
Charlie
5 years ago
Reply to  Chen

The γƒΌ is only used in katakana. If you wish to indicate a stretching of a pronunciation in hiragana you can use a small ぀. Known as a けさい぀.

Izabela Lopez
Izabela Lopez
6 years ago
Reply to  Kristal

Yes. I would use watashi too.

Bre
Bre
6 years ago
Reply to  Kristal

Same! I would use watashi for both cases because i am female

Annie
6 years ago
Reply to  Kristal

WabashI and achi

Cindy
Cindy
5 years ago
Reply to  Kristal

I would use watashi since I am a woman. You where asking if it was just for yourself talking?

Nyaaaaan-
Nyaaaaan-
5 years ago
Reply to  Kristal

I think I should use watashi for both cases

Fernando
Fernando
5 years ago
Reply to  Nyaaaaan-

I would totally go for "ore", because it's more practical and fasttest to say "ore wa" than "boku wa" or "watashi wa", i kinda pronounce it like "Re-wa"

Liridon
Liridon
5 years ago
Reply to  Kristal

Watashi has a nice sound to it. I would use however Boku since I am a beginner and Watashi for formal langauge when I have a more advanced understanding of speaking japanese.

Moosa
Moosa
5 years ago
Reply to  Kristal

Would use boku in both senses .

Josh
Josh
5 years ago
Reply to  Kristal

I personally would use watashi in formal situations and boku in non formal situations like with friends or something

Kelly
Kelly
5 years ago
Reply to  Kristal

I am wondering, why use sore data shows. Is not sore telling someone you are talking about an object close to you but far from them?

Anime lover
Anime lover
5 years ago
Reply to  Kristal

I would watashi, atashi or watakushi.

Kamrun
Kamrun
5 years ago
Reply to  Kristal

I would if I wasn't a guy :3

Rin
Rin
5 years ago
Reply to  Kristal

Same

Eva
Eva
4 years ago
Reply to  Kristal

I'd use watashi in both formal and informal speech (I'm female)

Pierre
Pierre
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

Im used to 'Ore' can i use Ore for both?

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 years ago
Reply to  Pierre

No

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

thanks for your hard work for foreign people learning Japanese

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Question in depth what is keigo? is just another way to say formal and non-keigo(non formal?)

Natu
Natu
5 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Kegio is formal language. There's another article here on the use of keigo that would really help.
http://www.yutaaoki.com/blog/when-to-use-keigo-honorific-speech-hierarchy-in-japanese-society

Christina
Christina
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

Because I am a woman, i would use "watashi" in both cases πŸ™‚

Thanks a lot for your lessons. really looking forward to watch more of youre japanese lessons πŸ™‚

Ana
Ana
6 years ago
Reply to  Christina

Same for me ^-^

Maja
Maja
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I am a female, and I want to use watashi, because its more simple for me πŸ™‚

Coby
Coby
5 years ago
Reply to  Maja

I think i will be using "watashi" sometimes and "boku" all the time and "ore" for my friends here in my place. But what if i use the girls way of saying "I" in Japanese like "uchi" would it be a bother?

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would use watashi on keigo situations and ore on non-keigo situations

Sasha
Sasha
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I found this video really helpful. I am currently taking Japanese One at school and while boku was briefly mentioned, we only used watashi. The other options were never mentioned at school. In this video, everything was explained very clearly, not too fast and not too slow. I would probably use watashi in all cases though, just because I am used to it a lot more than anything else.

ghell
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

hhmm i want to use "boku" because it's simple to say it πŸ˜€

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

Boku, definitely boku. Good definitive lesson, thanks.

Jhon
Jhon
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

Maybe i'll use "Boku" in both cases.

Cloudsdale
Cloudsdale
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

OK, so you explained pretty well when to use these words and how to pronounce them. This is great. What I still don't know, though, is what these words actually <em>mean</em> in Japanese (what particular <em>ideas</em> they cause in your head). And I noticed they are quite "structured", therefore their particular syllables must mean something, right? For example, "atashi", "watashi", "washi", "watakushi", "wai" – they all seem to have some syllables in common, just some other syllables thrown in in the middle or at the beginning. What do these syllables mean separately and when one combines them into these words?
Also, what does "desu ka" mean and why is it used only in formal context? Why is the trailing "u" in "desu" silent?

Idrislane
Idrislane
6 years ago
Reply to  yuta

I would use (watashi) when talking to someone who I don't know and ( boku ) with friends and close family members

Catie
Catie
6 years ago
Reply to  yuta

uchi sounds cute but is it more of a children's thing or could I get away with it, being in Highschool? I'd probably also use Atashi.

Kuroneko13
Kuroneko13
5 years ago
Reply to  Catie

I would atashi aswell considering i am in highschool

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 years ago
Reply to  yuta

In vampire knight, an anime on of the guys used a type of "I" that was considered rude. Do you have any idea what it could have been and/or examples of rude ways to say "I".

Carmen
Carmen
6 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Rethinking what makes sense, he probably used a rude way to say "you".

Alex
Alex
5 years ago
Reply to  yuta

Thank you for the lesson. πŸ™‚

Ashley
Ashley
5 years ago
Reply to  yuta

I have been studying jappansese for a while and learn that the word I can be left out so how do you know when you can drop the I ?

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

uchi is the cutest but i woud use watashi

Ron
Ron
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

Thanks, Yuta. This is great?
What about the variant _watakushi_? I've heard it used a few times. Is it old-fashioned?

でいいびど
でいいびど
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I completely agree! I've been slowly teaching myself Japanese for the past two or three years and I would use Watashi. Seeing as it can be used politely and in formal situations, I would most likely use it when talking with strangers or when in a professional Space. It seems to be a very versatile phrase and I personally believe that as a man, I can use it in many situations.

Havane
Havane
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

i would like to use boku because i like how it sounds but i'm a girl. would it be strange if i used it anyway?

Maria
Maria
6 years ago
Reply to  yuta

Um, eh, sorry, but is using "boku" for girl very bad(rude?)? I just really dont like "uchi" or "atashi" and dont want to use "watashi" in non-keigo situations

Maria
Maria
5 years ago
Reply to  Maria

I'm another Maria who would really like to use "boku". I can understand how it'd be really strange, but like, what if I was only to use it in really casual settings with close friends of the same age? Still unusual? (If so, I guess I'll get used to atashi……)

Kirk
Kirk
6 years ago
Reply to  yuta

Wait, but why is it okay if you're writing a song? I'm pretty sure I've heard a women refer to herself as Boku in a StereoPony song.

Yukii
Yukii
5 years ago
Reply to  yuta

I'd rather use watashi in both situation. Well it depends watashi and atashi sounds the same tho.

Yukii
Yukii
5 years ago
Reply to  yuta

I'd rather use watashi in both situation. Well it depends watashi and atashi sounds the same tho.

Abby
Abby
6 years ago
Reply to  Havane

You'd sound like a tomboy.

KD
KD
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I think i will use 僕 in both formal and informal situation

Aileen
Aileen
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

Thank you for the introductory lesson. Watashi or atashi is fine with me for keigo or non-keigo πŸ™‚ I haven't heard how uchi is being used or maybe I'm not yet aware of this term prior to seeing this video.

Aishel Marie
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would use watashi. Thank You!

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

"Boku", it sounds easier to remember despite being shorter than "ore"

Sierra
Sierra
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would use watashi. Thank you for this very informative video:)

Josh
Josh
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would probably use Ore informally and Watashi Formally.

Chrislynn
Chrislynn
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would use watashi.

Isabel
Isabel
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would prefer watashi in both cases
by the way thanks for these lesson

KiiRoz
KiiRoz
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

My first video lesson! I'll keep watching more

The formal one I would use 私(watashi), like to write a letter or something official but, i might also use 僕(Boku) since I'm a guy.

The casual one I probably use both δΏΊ(Ore)/僕(Boku) from time to time.

I've some questions for yuta-san too!
Do Japanese people still using the old words like θ‡ͺεˆ†(jibun) or 吾輩(wagahai) to call them self?(the last one I was expected to be hear from old people, but do young people still you the 1st one nowadays?) and is it impolite to call strange people あγͺた, and how should I called them to be more polite?

Thanks for the lesson again! : )

George
George
6 years ago
Reply to  KiiRoz

Boku

dylan
dylan
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

When I was in Japanese 121 I learned watashi was the safe bet when in doubt so I think in most situations I will use watashi, but if I was talking to friends I would most likely use boku.
is it safe to say that would be my best bet?

Jewel
Jewel
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

Great lesson. One question, is the 'u' silent all the time, or just under certain circumstances?

Taylor
Taylor
6 years ago
Reply to  Jewel

No, the 'u' is not always silent. For example the 'u' sound at the end of boku is said but the 'u' sound at the end of desu is not.

Dekota
Dekota
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I'm going to use Uchi in informal conversations forever now <_<

Trev
Trev
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

You would use watashi when speaking formally, and using boku if you are speaking to friends or close acquaintances. You can also use boku when speaking formally.

I'm pretty sure this is how you say it as a male.

I hope I'm posting this correctly, I'm new to this site

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

Hi

Spade
Spade
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would most likely use "Boku" in most situations, as it is easy to remember, though I think it would be a good habit to use others.

Mackaina Wright
Mackaina Wright
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would use watashi in both formal and informal situation. Also, really nice video, easy to understand and short.

stephanie
stephanie
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

i would use "watashi " formal
"atashi" informal

hehe :3

Bailey
Bailey
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I'm a male so i would use "boku" or "ore" with informal and "watashi" or "boku" with formal.

Tammy
Tammy
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

konnichiwa Yuta San,

Watashi no namae wa Tammy desu
Ogenki desu ka
I like to use watashi in both cases as I am an older female and I like to be polite.

Arigatou gozaimasu

Zyrus Aran
Zyrus Aran
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

Thanks for the Lesson Yuta~sensei πŸ˜€

Carissa M
Carissa M
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

As it is easier to remember and I am female, I would use Watashi in both formal and informal situations. πŸ™‚

TJ
TJ
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

boku but ore when i am showing off

Zevi
Zevi
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I find it a bit difficult finding out what to use. I'm a transgender male who hasn't gotten into transitioning yet, and it is quite hard for me to pass as male most of the time because of my high pitched voice. I'm not sure if I should just use "Watashi" or if I could use "Boku"…

Lavi
Lavi
5 years ago
Reply to  Zevi

I'm also a transgender male and I would definitely prefer to use "boku", it just seems more appropriate to me.

But if I ever felt unsure, or that people would question, I would probably use "watashi", just to avoid the awkwardness.

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would use watashi

Quentin
Quentin
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would use boku for informal situations and watashi in informal situations.

Thanks for the video !

Adimar Simil Silva junior
Adimar Simil Silva junior
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

i Would use 私 in formal and 僕 since its a more polite casual word.

Ryan
Ryan
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would use boku like you. Because you can use it in almost any situation

Ariana
Ariana
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would use "watashi" in both formal/normal but sometimes informal I would switch it up.

sofia
sofia
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would use watashi for both situations. it seems easier for women since its more common for them to use watashi in formal or informal situations :). great first lesson!

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would use "boku" as it fits me a bit more. . .casual.

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I use boku when conversing with friends and watashi when meeting new people.

Reuben
Reuben
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

From this lesson, I learned that Japanese does seem a lot more complicated than English. But I am still determined to learn it!

So what I've learned is we should use Boku for informal conversations but it is possible to use boku for formal conversations as long as you add "desu" or "desu-ka".

Muffina Chan
Muffina Chan
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

iΒ΄ll keep it easy, and say Watashi :3

Tecchi
Tecchi
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

boku and ore for me… depending on what attitude the person has…

Cake!!
Cake!!
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I use watashi

Rebekah
Rebekah
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I knew that "watashi", "boku", and "ore" were ways to say "I", but i did not know they were separated by gender specifications.

kin
kin
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

are there spaces in japanese?

Jessi
Jessi
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would use Watashi for both case

Keenan
Keenan
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

i would use "boku"

vramby
vramby
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

When I started learning Japanese, my teacher told me to try to avoid to talk about "I" as much as possible. (As it would be impolite to always talk about oneself πŸ˜‰ )
Just use the Watashi to present yourself, then leave it out as much as possible.
I have always been using 私 …

Anwell
Anwell
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

this is really informative man! great job and thanks!

Luka
Luka
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

i prefer watashi and boku

Jay
Jay
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would use"watashi" in both formal and informal

Carlos
Carlos
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would use Watashi on Both cases, unless I am talking with a friend

Razvan
Razvan
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

Well i'm a guy so i think i'll use "boku" because its easier to pronounce and watashi in case of an older person adresses to me on a stranger

Mikela
Mikela
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I am a women,so I would use "watashi"? Right.

Andre
Andre
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

hmm well since watashi is accepted for both formal and informal situasions, and im a guy. i would try to use Watashi first, and see how it goes. if someone else told me i had to use something else, i would read up on that word and see if its correct. and then switch if it is correct.

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

Would have been nice if he taught us how to draw the words though D:

Jacey
Jacey
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would use watashi in both cases and occasionally atashi.

Syril
Syril
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would use watashi on formal situation and boku on casual

Aleksandra
Aleksandra
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

As I'm a women, I use watashi in both situations (formal and informal).

My japanese roommate usually using uchi, when she is talking about herself. First time when I heard it I was confused. I thought i should use uchi too, because when I'm always saying "watashi" it sound weird probably. But now I know it's normal. Thank You! γ‚γ‚ŠγŒγ¨γ†γ”γ–γ„γΎγ—γŸγ€‚

Kasey
Kasey
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would use Watashi

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would alternate between 僕 and 私.

ζ˜Žι¦™
ζ˜Žι¦™
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would use 私 in both formal and informal situations.

レヴゑン
レヴゑン
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

僕ここにζ₯γΎγ—γŸ

Raquel
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I wold use Watashi in every situation since I'm a girl.
Also, I thought "Taeme" meant YOU! Because of anime XD
Great lesson
My first lesson with Yuta XD

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would say "私' for formal situations and '僕' for friends. But I would like to see how does 'δΏΊ' work with friends, after all that the most used in manga, anime and some histories, γͺど,
and that is acceptable but it kinda brings this manly, gangster sense in it.

tiffany
tiffany
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

.i think i will use uchi with friends and watashi with poeple i'm unfamiliar and familiar with

Mateusz
Mateusz
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I guess I'm gonna use 僕 when informal and 私 when formal.

Aurore
Aurore
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

As a woman, I will use 'watashi' in both situation.

jason
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

i would follow the norm and use watashi when needed to be extremely polite to strangers and boku. but i feel that using boku in a very polite way to strangers is viable too as im sure that not a lot of Japanese citizens/people would be offended by it

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I find ORE a lot easier to start. If I get any better I'll try to use boku.

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would use "watashi" for both formal and unformal situations

Nick
Nick
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

私 With meeting new People
僕 Friends
δΏΊ When having drinks

Edwin
Edwin
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would use "boku" for both.

Thomas
Thomas
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

Formal would be watashi
Informal would be boku
For me

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would use "Boku" because it's much simpler and i wouldn't want to sound impolite while speaking

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would use "Boku" because it's much simpler and i wouldn't want to sound impolite while speaking

Jay
Jay
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

Both

Relix (Corey)
Relix (Corey)
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

Boku.

Deronte
Deronte
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

Boku

明子
明子
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would use watashi in both cases as well

H
H
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

same as anonymous_noob "watashi" for stranger or first meeting, as well as relationship start to get closer and gain confidence then it will be time to use "boku".

Jason
Jason
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

Well for informal situations I would use "boku" as its more comfortable to say. In formal situations, I would use "watashi".

Janai
Janai
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

What happens if you're gender neutral?

Light
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

Ore or watashi depending on my mood.

Joel
Joel
5 years ago
Reply to  Light

Since I am male,I should use "boku" continuous when I would talk to friends who do live in Japan and "watashi" at work and for strangers.

Michaella
Michaella
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I think I would use watashi since I'm a girl and its the easiest to write

Ana
Ana
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would use watashi in both situations.

Mitchell
Mitchell
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

Very formal video indeed, I'd use watashi with strangers and boku with friends and people I'm familiar with

Eugene Fisher
Eugene Fisher
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would probably use "Boku", especially since I'm learning.

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

Not sure if I'm replying in the correct area, but here goes. Formal I would say "watashi", informal I would go with "boku". If the mood or formality of the situation changed I would (hopefully) adjust accordingly.

Koko
Koko
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

Honestly, hm prob watashi for new people, boku with friends, and ore for fun XD

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I'll use "僕(ぼく)" now.

Kristina
Kristina
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would use watashi in both cases.

Rosemary
Rosemary
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

I would use watashi.

Eric L Donaldson
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

Formal: Boku
Informal: Watashi

Eric L Donaldson
5 years ago

Sorry I meant to switch them around ?

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago
Reply to  anonymous_noob

Boku

Anonymous