Dmitry Posted March 6, 2014 Report Share Posted March 6, 2014 Hi everyone. Japanese titles are sort of suffixes that people from Japan use with a name of a person: san, kun and etc. But today I want to show lot more than just san（さん）and kun（くん）. I will give you the list of all the titles in the modern Japanese languages and even slang ones.先生 [sensei] - generally used for teachers, or someone who has otherwise been connected to teachingここだけの話だが戸田先生は健治には甘いすぎるよ。[koko dake no hanashi toda sensei wa kenzi niwa amai sugiru yo]Between you and me, Mr. (read 'teacher') Toda is too easy with Kenji.さん [san] - equivalent of "Mister"; it maintains professional distance.彼女はブラウンさんと婚約した。[kanojo wa buraun san to konyaku sita]She betrothed herself to Mr. Brown.さま [sama] - equivalent of "Sir/Madam"; used only for highly polite situationsスミス様にお呼び出し申し上げます。フロントまでお越しくださいません。[sumisu sama oyobidasi moosiagemasu. furonto made o kosikudasaimasen]Paging Mr. Smith. Please come to the front desk.先輩 [senpai] - means 'senior', 'superior'; you may use it refering to someone who is a senior collegue彼女はリン先輩を追い越して昇進した。[kanojo wa rin senpai o oikosite shooshin sita]She was promoted over the head of her senior Lin.後輩 [koohai] - refers to junior; normally they use kun insteadくん [kun] - an affectionate ending for a friend`s name; usually a male friend who is the same age or younger than you; they usually don`t translate it.ちゃん [chan] - mostly used with girls (equivavelnt of kun), but also can be used with boys when it means that they`re being cute. they usually don`t translate it either; this title also can be used with the babies.リカちゃんの公式情報サイトです。[rika chan no kooshiki joohoo saito desu]Licca`s site of formal information.ちん [chin] - is the slang form of "chan"たん [tan] - is even more slangier version of "chan"ぽん [pon] - is a kind of a silly and fun ending of friend`s name Ok, I think that it. These are the most commonly used titles. So, good luck with that! おやすみなさい。 グッドラック！ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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