Технік-радіольщик Мокроголовенко (hector_von_kyiv) wrote in linguaphiles,
Технік-радіольщик Мокроголовенко
hector_von_kyiv
linguaphiles

  • Mood:
  • Music:

boku/watashi

A little question about Japanese style and grammar:

As far as I have learnt, when in first person, ぼく is used by male speakers and わたし may be used both be males and females.
So, does using ぼく mean emphasizing one's masculinity? Or does わたし represent a person as a non-sexist or just not being focused on gender matters? Or what?
Please explain.

Tags: gender, grammar, japanese
Subscribe

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 11 comments