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あなた, 貴方, 貴女, 貴男
Pronoun, Usually in kana, Polite, 貴女 refers only to females and 貴男 refers only to males
1. you (referring to someone of equal or lower status)
Only 貴方, Only 貴男
2. dear (what a wife calls a husband)
かなた, 彼方, あなた
Pronoun, Usually in kana
beyond, across, the other side, the distance
Particle, pronounced わ in modern Japanese
1. topic marker particle
2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
3. adds emphasis
どちら, 何方, 孰方, どっち, いずかた, いずち, どち, いずし, なにざま
Pronoun, See 此方・こちら・1, See 其方・1, See 彼方・あちら・1, Usually in kana, どちら is polite
1. which way, which direction, where
2. which one (esp. of two alternatives)
See どちら様
3. who
Particle, See 乃, occasionally ん, orig. written 乃 or 之
1. indicates possessive
2. nominalizes verbs and adjectives
See が・1
3. substitutes for "ga" in subordinate phrases
often ん
4. (at sentence-end, falling tone) indicates a confident conclusion
Female term or language
5. (at sentence-end) indicates emotional emphasis
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