Girl and Boy speak?

Asked 8 years ago

I've heard, that in Japanese men speak differently than women. Not just that guys will use "bro" and "dude" every other sentence, but like the words are actually different. Is that true? And how are the words or speach different?

What I learned from Japanese drama, sometimes sound the same but the guys are more with deep tones and the girls are like with low tones like here in America and in the latin world too. If you pay close attention the next time you watch Japanese drama or listening to you're fav {favorite} song from Japan. Thank You, Yuki {Samantha}

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I've heard this as well. But i think a lot of foreign language is that way. One example in Japanese is the way men and women say "I" or "me". 私 (Watashi) is universal but is more common among women. Men will more likely say 僕 (Boku) or in informal speech, 俺 (Ore). I'm no expert, so I'm not sure if there are a lot of other words that are different, but I'm sure there are. Oh and sometimes women will use ですわ (Desu wa) for emphasis instead of ですよ(Desu yo). Hope this helps, if even just a little. 頑張ってください! ^_^
Answered 8 years ago


There are some quirks that can be seen as 'manly'(男らしい) or 'woman-like' (女らしい). e.g. 「~かしら」rather than 「か」for question markers in feminine speech, and the informal「~だ」in place of「~です」in men's speech. And of course, words can vary too.

It can pose a problem for learners - as they may end up picking up parts of the language which can be inappropriate for expressing themselves to native Japanese people.

Teineigo (polite speech) is gender-neutral, and is probably the safest way to speak and write to natives if you're not used to speaking informally.

More detail here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_differences_in_spoken_Japanese

龍之介 / Ryunosuke
Answered 8 years ago