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Posted 3/26/09

Ryukon wrote:


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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arigato gozaimasu Ryukon-san!
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Posted 4/5/09 , edited 4/6/09
so... 4 example... i could use Le-chan(or is it Re-chan( short 4 Neririn(actually Nerilyn) my younger sis) 2 her and JR-kun(my younger bro ne~?)
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coolandspicyandkawaii wrote:

so... 4 example... i could use Le-chan(or is it Re-chan( short 4 Neririn(actually Nerilyn) my younger sis) 2 her and JR-kun(my younger bro ne~?)


Since you're older, you can use any honorific you like towards them.
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Posted 4/9/09
arigato gosaimasu
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Posted 5/30/09
I kept called my little brother nii - chan before I knew otouto - chan is the right term
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