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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Han character[edit]

(radical 115 +2, 7 strokes, cangjie input 竹木戈 (HDI), four-corner 22930, composition)

  1. private, personal
  2. secret

References[edit]


Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale si1)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. Private, personal.
  2. I, me.

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

(hiragana わたし, romaji watashi)

also read as (わたくし, watakushi) more formal
also read as (あたし, atashi) generally only used by women when referring to themselves
  1. I (first person pronoun)

Usage notes[edit]

わたし is the usual polite term for referring to oneself; わたくし is formal, and only used in certain circumstances, such as by TV announcers or public figures such as politicians. Conversely, it is too formal for casual conversation, where terms like (for men) are preferred.

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Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(sa) (hangeul , revised sa, McCune-Reischauer sa, Yale sa)


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin (si1), Wade-Giles ssu1)


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(, tây)