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Hi 桜井-san,

Actually it is quite trickly to translate "You" into Japanese, so we need to consider the relationship between listeners.
Yes, as you say, we often use "Name+さん (or くん or ちゃん)" in a daily conversation, while "あなた" might sound distant (unfriendly) in some cases.
(However, "あなた" itself is a neutral word.)

Aki
Posted 6 months ago

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never use あなた unless you want to be rude, only use it with your husband and people you don't like and want to tell off. Never used, all their name by saying 名前は?

桜井
Posted 6 months ago

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Yes, Anata is used when you call your own husband in person (not you wife). Some people use it as "you," but your sensei is right. We rarely use anata. I don't think I have ever used it to call somebody;;
Masako
Posted 5 years ago

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There is one sensei saying that only use anata when referring to your own husband or wife. what is your opinion sensei?
hAteToLove
Posted 5 years ago

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Yeah, Christine-san. I think I have used "anata" only for a few times in my entire life! We like to use names better. Or with friends, we may just say "ne ne" or "chotto!" to call attention instead of saying "ne, anata." Guys often use "omae' and sometimes "temee," and ,of course, they don't sound very polite; It looks like you have good ears!
Masako
Posted 5 years ago

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I can't think of a single time I've heard anyone use anata other than me when I'm fumbling through my poor Japanese. Teachers and students use omae when referring to students. I've even had a student use a temee during an extremely heated game in my English class. But overall, nobody uses "you."
Christine
Posted 5 years ago

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Isn't it Kanojo?
ギル
Posted 5 years ago

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My respect for this website just went up because grammar for me is really hard to remember and this lesson somehow made complete since to me. :) :)
ArtisticText
Posted 5 years ago

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am i right to say "Teacher Murakami is my teacher."
Florie Joy
Posted 5 years ago

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You can also think of は as... "as regards to [the topic]" Also having the verb at the end of the sentence is tough at first, but you will get use to it eventually! Keep up the good work everyone!
topgun741
Posted 5 years ago