Meaning of i in Japanese
Definition of i
(n) this way (direction close to the speaker or towards the speaker); this direction
Look at the boy and his dog that are coming this way.
here (place close to the speaker or where the speaker is)
Could you pass me the salt, please?
this one (something physically close to the speaker)
This costs more than that.
(pn, adj-no) I; me; we; us
This is Aya, this is Aya. Please respond.
this person (someone physically close to the speaker and of equal or higher status)
Aunt, this is Tom.
(n) my party; our party
The leader of our party met with the other leaders and talked about the problem.
- I; me
- (n) weft; woof (crosswise threads on a loom)
- (n) twelfth sign of the Chinese zodiac (The Boar, 9pm-11pm, north-northwest, October)
(pn) this (indicating an item near the speaker, the action of the speaker, or the current topic)
This is a very small book.
this person (usu. indicating someone in one's in-group)
This is my brother. Handsome, isn't he?
I'm in transit between flights now. I've spent 8 hours on a plane so far, after changing planes now it's another two hours.
- I (me)
We accustomed our children to sleeping alone.
There were fifty passengers on board the bus.
(n) we; us
We have two daughters.
I; me; my store (business, etc.)
With regard to your letter of July 22nd, I enclose our most recent catalogue.
He that stays in the valley shall never get over the hill.
- (n) 1st in a sequence denoted by the iroha system; 1st note in the diatonic scale (used in key names, etc.)