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Is it ok for non-japanese to refer to themselves as 僕(ぼく) and if not why?
How should I select what first-person pronoun to use?
How commonly are "あたし" (atashi) or "僕" (boku) used in Japan?

one teacher said:

When we are talking about kids, we differenciate boys and girls

  • 私:for girls
  • 僕:for boys

for adults, it doesn't matter

another teacher:

it's expected that I refer to myself as 僕 always, because I'm a man

one japanese friend:

僕 seems little cute

my brother:

always use 俺 within friends

I always try to use 私
how is the best way to say "I" or "me" (for boys, and for girls)?

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marked as duplicate by Questioner, Troyen, Zhen Lin, Axioplase, istrasci Aug 26 '11 at 5:52

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For some reason, I can't click the "close" button after entering an URL. This question has been asked and answered there: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/74/… japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/952/… japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/580/… –  Axioplase Aug 26 '11 at 5:17
yeah. sorry. i searched it, but i couldn't find it. maybe i should have looked for more. my mistake –  daniel tomio Aug 26 '11 at 16:29
No problem, the title is different so maybe it'll help point future searchers in the right direction. –  Troyen Aug 27 '11 at 6:01
@danieltomio Just curious.. your brother is a native speaker? –  Pacerier Apr 27 '12 at 8:40