second person

Basic explanation


In the speech activity, the audible person is alleged with the speaker.

, such as "you", use the second person in narrative literary works to be less known.

Ancient "尔" is also called the second person, meaning "you". Or "汝" can also do "you".

Japanese Kimi Anata OMAE is the second person, "you" meaning, Kimi Chinese characters written "Jun", between the people who are quite, Anata Chinese characters writing "Yes" It is a respect for the woman as a senior name for her husband. Omae Chinese characters writing "Before", it is a bismuth, generally on the top, long to use. In English, the second person is: You (you, you).


Some languages ​​in the verbal category corresponding to the nouns or pronouns. The people referred to by pronouns are called the second person, such as "you", "you".

second person

In actual use, there are also use "you" and "you" as a pronoun, using "you" and "you" to express our respective performance, especially in each other is an elder in the case of.

Not "You" and "You" are called "you" in Guangdong, Guangdong, Guangdong, Guangdong, Guangdong, Guangxi, such as Nanning, Zhangzhou, Beihai, etc.).


effect (summary): 1, more direct

2, more natural

3, more intimate

4, more dynamic


Part of the person believes that the literary work does not exist in the form of the second person. Even if the second person is called, "you", etc., it is also necessary to have the first person of "I", so it is basically the first person. Some people think that they are first, and the two are called.

Of course, there is another understanding. The second perspectation is to be a protagonist as the protagonist, which is the active protagonist (hidden protagonist) as a supporting role, which is to judge the protagonist with the second individual's thinking mode and attitude, in fact, telling the story of the hidden protagonist. Japanese anime "Headless Knight Different Record" (alias durara) is to show the surface protagonist [竜], it hides the true protagonist [Selti Stelus Sen]


  1. Increase the intimate feeling, the effect of this method is as if the author is facing us with us, the invisible is close to the reader and the original paragraph. distance.

  2. Easy to conversation, easy to lyrics, calling effects, can strengthen appeal; used for object, there is a humanized effect.

  3. enables the reader to quickly integrate into the role, mobilize the feelings and integrate into the article.

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