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Uki Uki NihonGO + Culture! - Lesson 20 - Audience Questions

NihonGO! Lesson #20 Q&A Part 5
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Q: Is "boku" only for use by men?

A: While "boku" is primarily used by men, it could be heard by females on rare occasions. However, words such as "I" and "you" are often omitted in Japanese.

Watashi - most common form of "I", it is gender neutral and polite

Boku - mainly used by boys and some men, rarely used by girls (possibly used to sound more "boyish")

Ore - used by men, most "unfiltered" (similar to "guy talk", used among peers, very casual)

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