貴方

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 6 Grade: 2
Irregular

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Irregular reading)

Pronoun[edit]

貴方 (hiragana あなた, rōmaji anata)

  1. you (second-person pronoun)
  2. (women's speech) dear, darling, sweetheart (term used by a wife to refer to her husband)

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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.

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