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Posted 2/23/09
Arigato gozaimasu!~nya~
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angelicax wrote:

Thanks! but what about -chii??


It is -cchi. It is short for tomodachi (friend) like in tamagocchi (egg friend). It is a bit like chan.

There are more cute endings.....

-bo/bou is cute nickname ending for boys
-chama is my favorite. ⌒∀⌒ It combines chan and sama.
-chin is a childish way of saying chan.
-rin is just a general nickname.
-ue is like san but is out of time. They still say hahaue (mother) and chichiue (father) this way.
-iemoto is like sensei but more formal or traditional.
-shi you can use in writing to be polite.
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lol... i've got a friend who is older that me(about a few months older than me) but she calls me Nikka-san does that mean Ms. Nikka right? but I call her Oba-sama(which she doesn't mind (its like Miyu and Momoka from Daa Daa Daa...lol )
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Posted 4/8/09 , edited 4/8/09

coolandspicyandkawaii wrote:

lol... i've got a friend who is older that me(about a few months older than me) but she calls me Nikka-san does that mean Ms. Nikka right? but I call her Oba-sama(which she doesn't mind (its like Miyu and Momoka from Daa Daa Daa...lol )


Yes, it means Ms. Nikka. And...you call her auntie? lol
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Posted 4/17/09 , edited 4/17/09
yeah... i started calling her 'nee-chan for now coz i dnt feel like it anymore...
how do you write san/chan/sama on kanji or whatever its called?
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Posted 4/19/09

coolandspicyandkawaii wrote:

yeah... i started calling her 'nee-chan for now coz i dnt feel like it anymore...
how do you write san/chan/sama on kanji or whatever its called?


Woops, sorry about the wait:

-san = さん
-chan = ちゃん
-sama = さま

There are Kanjis, but they're a bit complicated, and they're not usually used anyway in text so I just put them in Hiragana.
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Posted 4/20/09
Arigatou gosaimasu...
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arigato all the replies here were great. gah! i hope to learn jap over the summer.
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