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My real question here would be: "Would that gentleman have referred to you as 「あなた」 if you were a Japanese girl of your age?" If that is how he usually refers to others, then that is just his speech style. Whether that is common or not is not his concern. In all of my life as a Japanese-speaker living in Japan since birth, I honestly have yet to encounter ...


When speaking about oneself 私{わたし} is always OK for both genders for any age. For boys (and some tomboys) 僕{ぼく} is also used. You may also hear あたし which is used by slightly older females (High School age onwards) in casual situations. A: If you know their name then their name. Else あなた or 君 or 私/僕(if they have already referred to themselves as such). B: ...

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