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For example, what word would I use to say like “Boys are cute” or “Guys are cute”? I’m 19, so what word would fit me? 男?

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    Its not uncommon to use 子(こ)if you perceive their age or social/workplace status to be similar or below yours. A common phrase is あの子 or あの子たち meaning that (guy/girl) in both singular and plural. May 31, 2019 at 7:13

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I think [男子]{だんし} is the appropriate word here. Take for example this article. Note that [男子]{だんし} and [女子]{じょし} are used when referring to a group of boys or girls respectively, never when referring to an individual.

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  • thank you! so then, how would i say “that boy/guy is really cute?” for an individual? May 30, 2019 at 13:51

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