- 1 How do you address uncle in Japanese?
- 2 How do you call a family member in Japanese?
- 3 How do you call big brother in Japanese?
- 4 How do you say cousin in Japanese?
- 5 What is Baka mean in Japanese?
- 6 What does Okaasan mean?
- 7 What does dare desu ka mean?
- 8 What is Otosan in Japanese?
- 9 What does Chan mean in Japanese?
- 10 What Senpai means?
- 11 How do you show respect in Japan?
- 12 What is kun in Japanese?
How do you address uncle in Japanese?
Oji – “Uncle”
How do you call a family member in Japanese?
Let’s start with the main family words and then we will break it down into the nitty-gritty regarding usage.
- 家族 kazoku family.
- お父さん otousan father.
- お母さん okaasan mother.
- 両親 ryoushin (both) parents.
- 息子 musuko son.
- 娘 musume daughter.
- 兄 ani older brother.
- 弟 otouto younger brother.
How do you call big brother in Japanese?
兄 (Ani) – One’s Older Brother As mentioned at the beginning of this article, 兄 (ani) is the general term for your older brother in Japanese. Ani is the word you would use to talk about your older brother to other people.
How do you say cousin in Japanese?
shoukei My older male cousin. shoutei My younger male cousin. shoushi My older female cousin. shoumai My younger female cousin.
What is Baka mean in Japanese?
Baka is a Japanese word that means “ crazy,” “foolish,” or downright “stupid.” It can also be used as a noun for “a fool” or “a crazy or stupid person.” Anime and manga fans in the West have adopted the use of baka as a (usually joking) insult.
What does Okaasan mean?
okaasan is the honorific form of address, and you’d definitely use it to refer to someone else’s mother. Formally, you wouldn’t use it to refer to your own mother, but, in practice, at least some Japanese do. haha would be used, formally, for your own mother, or in more casual speech.
What does dare desu ka mean?
The phrase “Kore wa dare desu ka?” means “ Who is this? ” Let’s take a closer look. The word “kore” means “this,” and “dare” means “who.” As we learned in Segment 3, by adding “ka” to the end of a sentence, we can make a question, so while looking at a photo or painting of someone, we can ask, “Kore wa dare desu ka?”
What is Otosan in Japanese?
Otosan means ‘ someone else’s father’. It is also what you address your own father as. You do NOT use them to talk ABOUT your own parents. For this, as mentioned, use ‘haha’ and ‘chichi’. Carla Rohde.
What does Chan mean in Japanese?
Chan (ちゃん) expresses that the speaker finds a person endearing. In general, -chan is used for young children, close friends, babies, grandparents and sometimes female adolescents. It may also be used towards cute animals, lovers, or a youthful woman. Chan is not usually used for strangers or people one has just met.
What Senpai means?
In Japanese the word is used more broadly to mean “teacher” or “master.” Like sensei, senpai is used in English in contexts of martial arts as well as religious instruction, in particular Buddhism. Sensei in those contexts refers to someone of a higher rank than senpai. Ranking below a senpai is a kohai.
How do you show respect in Japan?
In Japan, people greet each other by bowing. A bow can ranges from a small nod of the head to a deep bend at the waist. A deeper, longer bow indicates respect and conversely a small nod with the head is casual and informal. If the greeting takes place on tatami floor, people get on their knees to bow.
What is kun in Japanese?
Kun, (Japanese: “reading” ), in full kun’yomi, one of two alternate readings (the other is the on) for a kanji (Chinese ideogram, or character). In the second (kun) reading the pronunciation given the kanji is a Japanese word or word element, often equivalent to a Chinese understanding of the meaning of the character.