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English Meaning(s) for 僕

  1. I; me
  2. you (when addressing young boys)
  3. manservant

Definition and Synonyms for 僕

Manservant a man servant
Synonyms: , やつ, しもべ, 下僕, 下男, 下部, , , , 家僕,
Menial a domestic servant
Synonyms: しもべ, 下郎, 下部, , , 召し使い, 召し使う, 奉公人,

Meanings for each kanji in 僕

» me; I (male)

Categories 僕 is a member of

Servant a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 僕

Sample Sentences for 僕

Are you angry at what I said?
I'll eat my hat if, by some chance, my team loses to yours.
I am going to make him a serious offer.
You say I should know him quite well, but as a matter of fact, I was introduced to him only last week.
My car is broken and it's in the shop now.

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Between "ore", "boku", and "watashi", I like using "boku" the most because I think "ore" is too rude and "watashi" is too formal.

#4 Posted by Monox D. I-Fly over 6 years ago

Actually, it's 俺, "Ore" which is used exclusively by males. "Boku" is masculine, but some girls refer to themselves via this word as well. Sort of tomboyish. 

#3 Posted by Nyxira over 10 years ago

僕 is a bit informal and yes, only used by men. 俺(おれ)is even more informal and should be used sparingly (also used only by men). Everyone can use 私 though to be polite. :)

#2 Posted by lovegarden over 10 years ago

I think that you have to aclare that "Boku" 「僕」 is only used as "I" when it's refer to a man. Maybe (because i only have a couple of months learning Japanese) i'm wrong so i'd like that someone reponse me if it's ok or not. Thanks ^^

#1 Posted by ジュカ・ゼエ over 10 years ago

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