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ChineseEdit

I; me contemporaries; generation; lifetime
trad. (我輩)
simp. (我辈)

PronunciationEdit


PronounEdit

我輩

  1. (literary or Puxian Min) we

SynonymsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
わ(が)
Grade: 6
はい
Grade: S
yutōyomi

Alternative formsEdit

PronounEdit

我輩 (hiragana わがはい, rōmaji wagahai)

  1. I, we, us (used by males)
    吾輩 (わがはい) (ねこ)である』
    Wagahai wa Neko de aru”
    I am a Cat

Usage notesEdit

This is uncommon and old-fashioned and conveys a nuance of self-importance.