In english you can call objects an 'it', as well as people, and generally seen as rude to call a person an 'it'. Is it possible for something similar to be done in japanese? Call a person an 'it'?

If not, is there a way of addressing/ talking about someone that invokes the same feeling of 'i see this person as an object'?


Probably the easiest way to do it would be to refer to the person using これ それ あれ rather than either using their name, or こちら / この人 / この方 etc.

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