saying names

n_soufiani

n_soufiani

Hi I noticed when im watching japaense programs or something that someone would say: "ore wa sanada des" instead of "watashi no sanada des" I was just wondering what the difference between "ore" and "watashi" is
Sayaka-Matsuura

Sayaka-Matsuura

Hi there again Soufiani! Mata ai mashita ne! :D Thank you for all your great questions! There are MANY many ways to refer to yourself - "I" - in Japanese. The two that you heard, *Watashi* and *Ore* are only FEW of the many you will probably start hearing everyday. :shock: *Watashi *is a decent choice for everyone. It sounds a little polite and formal, and not necessarily gender-specific nor age specific. On the other hand, *Ore* and *Boku* are almost exclusively used by males, and usually just in casual conversations.
n_soufiani

n_soufiani

Excellent. Thank you very much for clearing that up for me. Yes, I have noticed that only males use the word ore so that explains alot. arigato gozaimashta for making my japanese better.

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