How to Say “I live alone.” in Japanese

How do you say “I live alone.” in Japanese?

Today’s phrase is :

I live alone.


 hitorigurashi dayo

If you want to speak politely, you can say :


 hitorigurashi desu

  • I live = 私は住んでいます watashiwa sundeimasu
  • alone = 一人で hitoride

The literal translation of “I live alone.” is “私は一人で住んでいます (watashiwa hitoride sundeimasu)”, but “一人暮らしです” sounds more natural.

(I) live alone

We do not usually say “わたしは (= I)” in everyday conversation.