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chan/san/kun

Discussion in 'Konoha Recycling Heap' started by quizzlix?!, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. quizzlix?!

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    i don't get it. which one do you use where? EXPLAIN IN PAIN-STAKING DETAILS!or not, if you don't want to
     
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  2. Butō Rengoob

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    kun is a title used for boys( usually for young males)...ex.naruto-kun or kankuro-kun

    san is a title for either guys or girls....ex. sakura-san or naruto-san


    chan is an affectionate title you add to a person's name...ex. sakura-chan or sasuke-chan

    there are many other but too many to explain...
     
  3. quizzlix?!

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    so there isn't one specifically for girls?
     
  4. Darth Judicar

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    Those are titles that the Japanese use to refer to different kinds of people.

    -san is used to mostly people not of your family, usually an adult I believe. Think of it as "Mr. or Mrs." but in Japanese.

    -chan is a suffix used to refer to children usually, and girls are found to primary use it.

    -kun is similar to chan, though it's used toward boys. I believe I read usually people call a boys kun when they are a junior compared to them.
     
  5. Butō Rengoob

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    not that i can remember....but i may be wrong about one of them( except for kun i'm 100% on that one).
     
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    san and sama is respectful... kun and chan isnt respectful...
     
  7. Kakuzu

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    You should clarify yourself instead of leaving a huge hole open for interpretation.
    :p

    Kun and chan is not necessarily disrespectful either.
     
  8. quizzlix?!

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    not disrespectful though
     
  9. naruhina26

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    Kun- used to boys that are around your age or you treat as equals

    Chan-the same as Kun only for girls

    San-used for older people as a sign of respect, can be used for both girls and boys

    Sama- used for respect ro higher people example: GOD= Kami-sama
     
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    -kun is for boys. It's usualy used by grown ups to refer to a kid, or to your friends

    -chan is for girls. The uses are the same as with kun.

    -san can be used for anybody, any age, any gender. It's used as a sign of respect, but it's sometimes used to refer to a person you don't know well yet.

    -sama is used for somebody who is above you, your superior, as a sign of respect.
     
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    sama is also used as a suffix for a lord. ex: Orochimarusama=Lord Orochimaru

    kun is used just for boys, and mostly for boys who are not yet adults.

    chan is used for girls, but it is also a term of affection. It's been used as an insult to...

    san is a very general term for adults and anyone above your level. It is also commonly translated as mr./mrs.
     
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    Kun can be used for girls, people :|
     
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    chan- endearment
    san sama - respect
    kun- for little boys
     
  14. quizzlix?!

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    i thought kun was for their last name ex] Lee kun
    but that's probably just because they call him that (but in fruits basket tohru calls yuki [insert last name here] kun *_*
     
  15. Deeo

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    It was explained here.
     
  16. Splintered

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    ^ Pretty much

    Recycled.
     
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