Atashi vs watashi

Which one is used when? I have been reading watashi. I just saw atashi on


I; me (​Female term or language, Usually written using kana alone)

私; わたし
I; me​ (general, Usually written with kanji)


AFAIK, “atashi” is more casual and more feminine than “watashi”. You can hear it sometimes with your rougher anime characters, or if a “watashi” using girl is in distress, or with some feminine male characters.

Wrong reply button, oops. Also wanted to comment that I personally would bounce between the two depending on situation.

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I recommend you this article by Tofugu about first person pronouns^_^

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