Japanese Pronouns

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Japanese Pronouns

Learning the Japanese Pronouns displayed below is vital to the language. Japanese pronouns include personal pronouns (refer to the persons speaking, the persons spoken to, or the persons or things spoken about), indefinite pronouns, relative pronouns (connect parts of sentences) and reciprocal or reflexive pronouns (in which the object of a verb is being acted on by verb's subject). Here are some examples:

English PronounsJapanese Pronouns
Pronounsdaimeishi - 代名詞
Iwatashi -
youanata - あなた
hekare -
shekanojo - 彼女
wewatashi tachi - 私たち
theykarera - 彼ら
mewatashi wo - 私を
youanata wo - あなたを
himkare wo - 彼を
herkanojo wo - 彼女を
uswatashi tachi wo - 私たちを
themkarera wo - 彼らを
mywatashi no - 私の
youranata no - あなたの
hiskare no - 彼の
herkanojo no - 彼女の
ourwatashi tachi no - 私たちの
theirkarera no - 彼らの
minewatashi no mono - 私のもの
yoursanata no mono - あなたのもの
hiskare no mono - 彼のもの
herskanojo no mono - 彼女のもの
ourswatashi tachi no mono - 私たちのもの
theirskarera no mono - 彼らのもの

Notice the structure of the Pronouns in Japanese.

List of Pronouns in Japanese

Below is a list of the Personal pronouns, indefinite pronouns, relative pronouns, reciprocal or reflexive pronouns in Japanese placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Japanese vocabulary.

English PronounsJapanese Pronouns
I speakwatashi wa hanashi masu - 私は話します
you speakanata wa hanashi masu - あなたは話します
he speakskare wa hanashi masu - 彼は話します
she speakskanojo wa hanashi masu - 彼女は話します
we speakwatashi tachi wa hanashi masu - 私たちは話します
they speakkarera wa hanashi masu - 彼らは話します
give mewatashi ni kudasai - 私にください
anata ni age masu - あなたにあげます
give himkare ni age masu - 彼にあげます
give herkanojo ni age masu - 彼女にあげます
give uswatashi tachi ni kudasai - 私たちにください
give themkarera ni age masu - 彼らにあげます
my bookwatashi no hon - 私の本
your bookanata no hon - あなたの本
his bookkare no hon - 彼の本
her bookkanojo no hon - 彼女の本
our bookwatashi tachi no hon - 私たちの本
their bookkarera no hon - 彼らの本

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