hello everyone I am very beginner in japanese just I have 2 day learning japanese then I am not expert in this language yet I saw in Wikipedia this japanese pronouns:

  1. watashi わたし
  2. watakushi わたくし

    there are more way but I think this first two are fundamental if I want to learn japanese.

    as say in its description from every expresion say this:

    in watashi say this:

In formal or polite contexts, this is gender neutral; in casual speech, it is typically only used by women. Use by men in casual context may be perceived as either stiff or feminine.

I understand is only used by women but it is saying that : perceived as either stiff or feminine? then I can not say if I am man this word is only for women in informal way? or what?

in the second word say this :

The most formal personal pronoun.

but in much book I see alway say that is more common say watashi?

my question is: what japanese pronouns should I use first if I am beginner A1 in tje language japanese.

I hope my question is not noob but I am new in this language and I try learn well this language I hope you opinion,suggents,critical,etc.

PST:Merry Christmas

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    Related: Usage of 私 in Informal Situations; Is it ok for non-japanese to refer to themselves as 僕 and if not why? IMO you can just stick to watashi while you're a beginner. Watakushi is too formal. – naruto Dec 25 '18 at 4:41
  • if I a beginner should I use Watashi? but I will want to travel the next year to japan, should I continue using watashi there? – simon Dec 25 '18 at 4:49
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    As an ordinary tourist, yes, watashi is always the safest choice. If you think you're going to master casual Japanese to the point where you can enjoy chatting with native speakers at izakaya, that's when you may want to consider boku. – naruto Dec 25 '18 at 5:21
  • "They are casual places for after-work drinking"? izakaja? I not drink I want to go japan,tokio where could I use boku? so if I will plan sette down in japan should I use boku with friends and watashi with my boss? – simon Dec 25 '18 at 5:27
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    Watakushi is very polite (it's humble or honorific). Watashi is commonly used by both men and women. It's regarded as "more feminine" only because men also use "Ore" or "Boku" (in informal situations) when women do not. – Tom Kelly Dec 25 '18 at 7:38

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