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さん(san), くん(kun), ちゃん(chan), etc.

Postby neo2407 » Wed 10.18.2006 10:50 pm

Hey, does anyone have a list of all the Japanese suffixes/honorifics?
I thought I knew them all, but I was watching an anime earlier today and two of the female characters called the main male character じゅんじゅん(Jun-jun) and まなかはん(Manaka-han) (btw the guy is called Manaka Junpei).
I have no idea what じゅん(jun) and はん(han) mean, like I know what さん(san), くん(kun) and ちゃん(chan) and most others mean and are used for. But I've never seen these two before.

Please help :( lol.
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RE: さん(san), くん(kun), ちゃん(chan), etc.

Postby Harisenbon » Wed 10.18.2006 11:06 pm

じゅん is just repeating his name to make it cute.
はん is the osaka version of さん

There are many others such as
殿,様,氏, etc.

I seem to remember a list floating around the boards somewhere.
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Postby Fukumori » Wed 10.18.2006 11:08 pm

Oh, wow...that's interesting! So I was half-right, only one was a suffix. Thought so...but I didn't know that さん differed in areas. I thought it was pretty general.
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Postby neo2407 » Wed 10.18.2006 11:23 pm

Thanks, I was kinda going mad. I thought I had them all then I saw them and thought "Oh no!! How many more are there?!" lol.
I already knew San, Kun, Chan, Senpai, kōhai, Sensei, Sama, Dono and Tono.
Shi is a strange one...doesn't "Shi" mean death? I mean 天使 (Tenshi) means "angel" and uses 天(ten) the Kanji Heaven and 使(shi) the Kanji for Death. Correct me if I'm wrong, and I probably am.
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Postby adam » Wed 10.18.2006 11:33 pm

The し Kanji for death is 死. 使 you probably see quite often in the verb 使う つかう to use.

Also to add to another name ender try adding め。 For example if the person's name is たかし you'd say たかしめ。 Try using that with a friend for a good reaction.
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Postby neo2407 » Wed 10.18.2006 11:48 pm

Hmm...I typed in tenshi and that's the kanji it came out with. ごめんなさい。
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Postby Oyaji » Thu 10.19.2006 12:13 am

天使 is the kanji for angel. It translates as "heavenly messenger" and has nothing to do with death (死).

The name suffix "shi" that Harisenbon showed you is 氏.
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Postby paul_b » Thu 10.19.2006 12:25 am

Moving to "General" as it's really a language topic not culture.
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Postby Harisenbon » Thu 10.19.2006 2:58 am

Also to add to another name ender try adding め。 For example if the person's name is たかし you'd say たかしめ。 Try using that with a friend for a good reaction.


Yeah, a reaction like getting punched in the face. ;)

Shi is a strange one...doesn't "Shi" mean death?


I'm weirded out by the fact that you could read the kanji, but didn't know what it meant, as well as confusing it with another kanji with the same pronunciation. ..
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Postby paul_b » Thu 10.19.2006 3:15 am

Harisenbon wrote:
Also to add to another name ender try adding め。 For example if the person's name is たかし you'd say たかしめ。 Try using that with a friend for a good reaction.


Yeah, a reaction like getting punched in the face. ;)

If you'd prefer a reaction like laughter try it with a first person pronoun.

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Postby neo2407 » Thu 10.19.2006 11:24 am

Sorry about all this kanji stuff, I only know about 10 kanji (pronounciation and meaning). There are some kanji that I know what they mean, but not how to pronounce them. For example I can recognise the kanji for mountain, but I don't know how to pronounce it.
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Postby Tspoonami » Thu 10.19.2006 8:26 pm

neo2407 wrote:For example I can recognise the kanji for mountain, but I don't know how to pronounce it.

山 --> やま --> Mountain (noun)
山 --> さん --> 'Mt.' (this is used as a suffix for mountains, like 'Fuji-san,' or Mt. Fuji)

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Concerning honorifics:

Could the character 士 be used as an honorific? <-- (rephrased quesiton to sound less stupid)
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Postby hungryhotei » Thu 10.19.2006 8:32 pm

Harisenbon already wrote the kanji for 氏, perhaps everyone should go back and read his post?
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Postby tanuki » Thu 10.19.2006 8:41 pm

adam wrote:
Also to add to another name ender try adding め。 For example if the person's name is たかし you'd say たかしめ。 Try using that with a friend for a good reaction.


What's that め used for anyway? (If I was getting punched, at least I would like to know why ;)).
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Postby BetterSense » Thu 10.19.2006 9:50 pm

As would I.
I know you believe you understand what you thought I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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