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Japanese words that come up a lot
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Basically even I have trouble with words that are used in Manga and Anime and not understanding what they mean. This is just here for helping you and me.

Flowers and Meanings - http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-747333/japanese-words-that-come-up-a-lot#38874246
Honorific - http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-747333/japanese-words-that-come-up-a-lot#38873545
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Honorifics

-san - means the same as Mr, Miss, Mrs, etc. Used a lot for politeness

-sama - One level higher then -san. Used to confer higher respect.

-dono - comes from Tono which means lord. It's a higher level of respect then -sama.

-kun - Used at the end of boy's names to express familiarity or endearment. Also used to address a younger or lower station man or used between male friends.

-chan - Used at the end of Girl's names to express familiarity or endearment. Also used for little boys, pets, and sometimes lovers. Gives a childish cuteness.

-bozu - informal way of referring to a boy, similar to the English term 'kid' or 'squirt'.

-sensei - meaning one who come before. It's used for teachers, doctors, or masters in any profession.

Sempai - Used to address a 'Senior' in a group or organization. Its used in school by Underclassmen for Upperclassmen. Also used in business for someone who has been there a while.

Kohai - Used to address underlings, mostly Underclassmen. It is the opposite of Sempai. Also used for a newcomer in a workplace.

If there is no Honorific and its left blank, then the speaker normally has permission to address the person intimately. Normally only Family, spouses, or close friends have that kind of permission. Known as Yobisute, it can be gratifying to be able to get permission to call someones name without the honorific but can also be very insulting if you have not gotten permission.
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Flowers and Meanings

Japanese - English - Meaning

Amaririsu - Amaririsu - Shy

Anemone - Anemone(White) - Sincere

Tsutsuji - Azalea - Patient/Modest

Amuburoshiā - Ambrosia - Pious

Burūberu - Bluebell - Grateful

Kakutasu - Cactus - Lust/Sex

Tsubaki - Camellia (Red) - In Love

Tsubaki - Camellia (Yellow) - Longing

Tsubaki - Camellia (White) - Waiting

Kānēshon - Carnation - Fascination, Distinction, and Love

For more - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanakotoba
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