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Posted 11/20/08

KimikoHeart wrote:

Um... hi... can i ask... wat is Cousin in Japanese?


cousin is itoko in japanese lol
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Posted 11/21/08

Ryouseiteki wrote:


KimikoHeart wrote:

Um... hi... can i ask... wat is Cousin in Japanese?


cousin is itoko in japanese lol


Thx!^^
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Posted 12/17/08
hey what's "____-kun" means? e.g. Wataru-kun?
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Posted 12/17/08 , edited 12/17/08

jhayhuggs wrote:

hey what's "____-kun" means? e.g. Wataru-kun?


It's an honorific used after names. It's virtually the same as "-san (Mr./Ms.)" but more on a slightly personal level, yet still polite. Girls can be called this too nowadays.
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Posted 12/17/08
oh. thnks!

is

(aka, ao, kiiro....) a traditional Nihonggo?

and

(reddo, buruu, and iero...)Japanese speaking English?
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Posted 12/17/08

jhayhuggs wrote:

oh. thnks!

is

(aka, ao, kiiro....) a traditional Nihonggo?

and

(reddo, buruu, and iero...)Japanese speaking English?


"Aka" and such are the nouns of colors, yes (except for "ORENJII" for "orange", lol). And your second question, yes, it is.
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Posted 1/6/09

Ryukon wrote:

I don't mean to be rude, but I think this subject needs some clearing up...

Family Terms (talking about someone else's family in a conversation) :**

Gokazoku ご家族 = family
Goryoushin ご両親 = parents
Otou-san お父さん = father
Okaa-san お母さん = mother
Onii-san お兄さん = older brother
Onee-san お姉さん = older sister
Otouto-san 弟さん = younger brother
Imouto-san 妹さん= younger sister
Ojii-san おじいさん = grandfather
Obaa-san おばあさん = grandmother
Oji-san おじさん = uncle
Oba-san おばさん = aunt
Musume-san 娘さん = daughter
Musuko-san 息子さん = son

Family Terms (talking about your family in a conversation) :
Kazoku 家族 = family
Ryoushin 両親 = parents
Chichi 父 = father
Haha 母 = mother
Ani 兄 = older brother
Ane 姉 = older sister
Otouto 弟 = younger brother
Imouto 妹 = younger sister
Sofu 祖父 = grandfather
Sobo 祖母 = grandmother
Oji おじ = uncle
Oba おば = aunt
Musume 娘 = daughter
Musuko 息子 = son

The first set of family terms that I put are used in that way because you are being polite and you're giving respect to the other person's family with the usage of "-san" at the end.

** = when you're addressing your own family, or calling out to them, you use Family Term #1. You're also talking to them with respect. But since they are people you know very well, you can use other honorific terms, but only if it's alright with them (such as "Okaa-chan")

Side note: you may sometimes hear "Chichi-ue" or "Haha-ue" when people are talking to their parents or other members. The "-ue" is another honorific that makes you super, super polite.


Arigatou! that really helps..but how do you say twin brother or twin sister?
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Posted 1/6/09

Earthqauke wrote:

Arigatou! that really helps..but how do you say twin brother or twin sister?


You could say "futago no shimai" for "twin sister" and "futago no kyoudai" for "twin brother", but usually you would go with sticking either "onee-san/onii-san/etc..." after the "futago no". It depends on who was born first. If you're referring to your family with someone else, use the "ane" and stuff
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Posted 1/6/09

Ryukon wrote:


Earthqauke wrote:

Arigatou! that really helps..but how do you say twin brother or twin sister?


You could say "futago no shimai" for "twin sister" and "futago no kyoudai" for "twin brother", but usually you would go with sticking either "onee-san/onii-san/etc..." after the "futago no". It depends on who was born first. If you're referring to your family with someone else, use the "ane" and stuff


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Posted 1/8/09
How do u say cousin in japanese???
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Posted 1/8/09

WICTORIA wrote:

How do u say cousin in japanese???


Cousin = itoko
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Posted 1/9/09

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WICTORIA wrote:

How do u say cousin in japanese???


Cousin = itoko


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Posted 3/20/09
when will you use -chan, -san, and -kun?
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Posted 3/23/09

yolotokoloko wrote:

when will you use -chan, -san, and -kun?


"-san" is always used as the general honorific for anyone, even your family at times, as it's polite. You may use "-kun" since it's also polite, but on a slightly more personal level. It doesn't always have to be used with males either, girls can be called "-kun" too these days. "-chan" is more so reserved for the young, like children or toddlers or cute people. Overall though, if it's fine with the person, you can call them by any of those honorifics.
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