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Post Reply Would you let someone call you senpai or kouhai?
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Posted 4/20/15 , edited 4/20/15
I noticed that when I did my original thread, "Would you let someone call you onii or onee-chan" that many people preferred if they called them senpai, so...

Would you mind if someone younger than you called you senpai? Would you mind if someone older than you called you kouhai? Where would you draw the line?

And just like before:

For all intensive purposes, let's pretend that in this scenario, you are actually Japanese, live in Japan and are fluent in the language because I know that'll be a large factor otherwise in people's answers.
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Posted 4/20/15 , edited 10/7/16
My friend calls me senpai, since I am a graduated with my degree in mathematics, and she is following a similar path.
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Nope If they said it unironically that is.
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I would actually enjoy being called senpai
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If I was indeed japanese and living in that culture and it was appropriate then yeah because I would feel a responsibility to do my best for my underclassmen, and I believe those honorifics provide some type of unconscious boost to be a better example for people watching you and looking up to you.
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Posted 4/20/15
Occasionally yes but I prefer to be called by my name
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Lol yeah, if I was in Japan.

Not if I was in any other country though.

some foreigners who become Japanese citizens often adapt even a Japanese name as-well.

Its not like its some Japanese ethnic term exclusively, Those are simply terms to refer to others by,

In my Japanese classes most students would refer to me as "Senpai".

I refer to one of my older female friends in japan as "onee-chan" since Its much more friendly than simply refering to her as "Etsuko-chan" when ever im talking directly to her.

She prefers when I add the honorific "onee-chan" since it gives off a feeling of being extremely close.
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If we were all living in Japan and fluently spoke the language, would this even be a question?
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I've had people call me senpai in the past as well as sensei, it doesn't bother me if people call me either or.
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A couple of my friends and I call my other friend senpai, he's the same age as us it's just that he's ridiculously smart, hard-working and well-rounded (academics, sports music etc.)

But he doesn't like anime or anything, we just kind of jokingly make fun of him lol.

If someone called me senpai I would either blush or just fall on the ground laughing
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Posted 4/20/15 , edited 4/20/15
I'd kind of react like roe2 in log horizon reacts to being called onee chan.
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Posted 4/20/15
i prefer to be called master
Posted 4/20/15

Sogno- wrote:

i prefer to be called master


I was going to say that!

....Oh well. I guess I'll just answer seriously instead.


Can't stop someone from calling me any of that so I suppose I would let them. If I were japanese then I assume it would be more normal to be called one of those and I would then not mind. Not being japanese though I wouldn't want to be called it because it just doesn't fit well.
Posted 4/20/15
It honestly would be kinda weird to me if someone went up to me and was like, "Hi Sempai!" But I would probably grow to like it after a while haha.
Posted 4/20/15 , edited 4/20/15
would personally love to be called senpai in an actual japanese context, and not online or just for fun

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