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, わたし
Pronoun, slightly formal or feminine
I, me
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, , わらわ
Pronoun, Archaism, Humble, Female term or language
I, me
あたし, , あたくし, あたい, あて
Pronoun, Female term or language, Usually in kana
I, me
, あっし, わっし
Pronoun, mainly used by working men
I, me
, わい, わて
Pronoun, Archaism, Dialect: Kansai-ben
1. I, me
Only わい, used toward people of equal or lower status
2. you
, わたい
Pronoun, Archaism, Dialect: Kantou-ben
I, me
, し
See 公・こう・1
private affairs, personal matter
, わたくし
Pronoun, See 私・わたし, usu. more formal than わたし
1. I, me
May take 'no', Antonym: 公・おおやけ・2
2. personal (affairs, etc.), private
3. selfishness, partiality
4. secrecy, confidentiality
, わっち
Pronoun, used esp. by people of low status
I, me
わし, 儂,
Pronoun, Usually in kana, Male term, used by elderly
I, me
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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ために, 為に, 爲に
Conjunction, Usually in kana
1. for, for the sake of, to one's advantage, in favor of, in favour of, on behalf of
2. because of, as a result of
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良い, 善い, 好い, 佳い, 吉い, 宜い, よい, えい
See いい・1, also いい (all senses)
1. good, excellent, fine, nice, pleasant, agreeable
See いい・2
2. sufficient, enough, ready, prepared
See いい・3
3. profitable (deal, business offer, etc.), beneficial
See いい・4, as て(も)良い, と(も)良い, etc.; indicates permission or compromise
4. OK, all right, no problem
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酔い, よい, えい
See 酔う・よう・1
1. drunkenness, intoxication
See 酔う・よう・2
2. motion sickness, travel sickness
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, よい
evening, early night hours
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余意, よい
implied meaning
かもしれない, かも知れない
Expression, Usually in kana
may, might, perhaps, may be, possibly
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