Hi, I am new to learning Japanese, could someone explain the difference between using "Watashi Wa" and "Boku Wa" when introducing yourself to someone new. What is the difference between Watashi and Boku?
Also can someone let me know if this is written right "I am Chris" 私はクリスです
Is there a better way to introduce your name rather than saying "I am Chris" such as "my name is Chris"?
私 is a neutral while 僕 is more of a muscular way of saying "I" in Japanese, therefore "boku" is mostly used by guys, while "watashi" is used by both men and women.
Also, other ways of introducing yourself would also be :
僕の名前はクリスです(boku no namae ha kurisu desu)。- My name is Chris.
僕はクリスと言います(boku ha kurisu to iimasu)。- I am called Chris.
And also, as you already know, simply saying "desu" after your name also makes it a self-introduction. I'd usually use this one.
I hope this answers your question!
boku used by male.there are a few female use the word unless she is tough girl.
watashiwa uesd by both sex.