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Postby Kakashi » Mon 12.05.2005 1:30 pm

konnichi wa

i just wanted to find out some family names like brother, sister, mother, father, grandfather, grandmother and such.

anything will be helpfull

arigatou
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RE: Family

Postby faan-san » Mon 12.05.2005 3:17 pm

Kakashi wrote:
konnichi wa

i just wanted to find out some family names like brother, sister, mother, father, grandfather, grandmother and such.

anything will be helpfull

arigatou


Basic family vocab:

father - chichi otoosan
mother - haha okaasan
older brother - ani oniisan
older sister - ane oneesan
younger brother - otooto otootosan
younger sister - imooto imootosan
grandfather - sofu ojiisan
grandmother - sobo obaasan
uncle - oji ojisan
aunt - oba obasan
husband - otto goshujin
wife - tsuma okusan
son - musuko musukosan
daughter - musume ojoosan
parents - ryooshin goryooshin
cousin - itoko itokosan
nephew - oi oigosan
niece - mei meigosan
child - kodomo okosan
married couple - fuufu gofusai
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-talking about your family
-talking about another's family
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When you talk about someone else's family, you are usually a bit more respectful, and in Japanese they have created a whole nother word just to show this respect.
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RE: Family

Postby Ongakuka » Mon 12.05.2005 3:47 pm

Faan-san, that is a brilliant and clear explanation. Well done!:)
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RE: Family

Postby faan-san » Mon 12.05.2005 4:39 pm

Ongakuka wrote:
Faan-san, that is a brilliant and clear explanation. Well done!:)


I know...it's a first, ain't it? hahaha. Thank you. ^_^
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