貴方 (hiragana あなた, rōmaji anata)
- you (second-person pronoun)
- (women's speech) dear, darling, sweetheart (term used by a wife to refer to her husband)
- Gender-neutrally written either as 貴方 or あなた. This kanji spelling (貴方) is less common. Alternative spellings include 貴女 when referring to females and 貴男 when referring to males.
- あなた is the most neutral and polite 2nd person singular pronoun but it's still preferred to use names or titles, if they are known, when addressing people.