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RE: くん and ちゃん

Post by richvh » Sat 03.03.2007 10:33 am

flammable hippo wrote:
AJBryant wrote:
But what about the famous mountain, Mr. Fuji?


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Don't be silly, Fuji-san is obviously Ms. Fuji.


Oh, nonsense, a grande dame like Fuji-san would obviously be Mrs. Fuji.
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RE: くん and ちゃん

Post by Oyaji » Sat 03.03.2007 10:53 am

To give 富士さん the respect she deserves, you should really call her 富士様。

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RE: くん and ちゃん

Post by keatonatron » Sat 03.03.2007 1:20 pm

richvh wrote:
Oh, nonsense, a grande dame like Fuji-san would obviously be Mrs. Fuji.


I think Mama Fuji would be best for a woman of that large... stature.

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RE: くん and ちゃん

Post by b4d0m3n » Sat 03.03.2007 6:21 pm

BetterSense wrote:
what about ~たん?


I believe -tan is how a child says 'chan'. Has more 'cutesy' connotations.

Correct me if I'm wrong.

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RE: くん and ちゃん

Post by Yudan Taiteki » Sat 03.03.2007 6:42 pm

I'm pretty sure that -tan is mostly used in entertainment (anime, etc.) to impart a childish feeling -- I don't know if many actual children use -tan in real life (aside from if they are intentionally copying some anime). I could be wrong, though.
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RE: くん and ちゃん

Post by Harisenbon » Sat 03.03.2007 9:46 pm

AJBryant wrote:
But what about the famous mountain, Mr. Fuji?


A teacher I worked with was named Mr. Fujii 藤井
We went together to teach a onetime class to some 3rd graders. He introduced himselves as Mr. Fujii, and all the Kids started bursting out laughing.

うそ!富士山?!?フジ先生?!すげぇ!うそ!

poor guy.. Almost as bad as me..

キース先生?キース?!キス。キスキス!チュウチュウ!
and then they started puckering their little mouths at me.

bastards all of them. :D
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RE: くん and ちゃん

Post by Oracle » Sat 03.03.2007 9:58 pm

Harisenbon wrote:

キース先生?キース?!キス。キスキス!チュウチュウ!
and then they started puckering their little mouths at me.

bastards all of them. :D


kids can be so cruel.. :D

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Post by keatonatron » Sun 03.04.2007 1:12 am

Harisenbon wrote:
He introduced himselves as Mr. Fujii


I'd say he has a few more problems than just his name ;)

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RE: くん and ちゃん

Post by AJBryant » Sun 03.04.2007 2:36 am

Beats getting a kancho when you least expect one, Keith. ;)


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RE: くん and ちゃん

Post by Nuro » Mon 03.12.2007 8:55 pm

May I ask what "-Dono" means? I've only heard it once in Anime. I know people have something against Anime fans on this board but I can't say I've ever heard it anywhere else.

Oh and I'd write it in Hiragana but I'm having problems with the language bar. It seems to want to eat up 100% of my system resources every 2 minutes. O_o

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RE: くん and ちゃん

Post by flammable hippo » Mon 03.12.2007 8:57 pm

dono is kind of like "lord" I believe.

Very funny line from Bleach: Would you like more soup, freeloader-dono?
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RE: くん and ちゃん

Post by Yudan Taiteki » Mon 03.12.2007 9:29 pm

I think this board is actually quite nice to anime fans.
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RE: くん and ちゃん

Post by Nuro » Mon 03.12.2007 9:48 pm

Yudan Taiteki wrote:
I think this board is actually quite nice to anime fans.


Well, it's not like they tell you to get out or anything but there was a big conversation about it a while back. It may still be in the "Why do you want to learn Japanese?" thread.

I just noticed a bit of frowning upon people who say "I like Anime/Games/Manga so I want to learn Japanese". I can kind of see why they would frown on that, if that's all you like it's a shallow view of Japan/the Japanese culture, but it's also a gateway to becoming interested in the language and everything else about the country.

Anyway I'm kind of hijacking the thread. To make it short: Yeah there are a lot of people who say they want to know Japanese so they can yell "Super Dragon Punch!!!" from the rooftops in Japanese, but there's also a lot of people who legitimately want to learn the language and also enjoy Anime or whatever else.

Hope that makes sense.

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RE: くん and ちゃん

Post by AJBryant » Tue 03.13.2007 12:09 am

May I ask what "-Dono" means?


It's the most high-falutin' of the currently used honorifics. In a sense, it has that same feeling as "esquire" at the end of addresses to lawyers (where, by the way, it is used in Japan).

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RE: くん and ちゃん

Post by Chris Hart » Fri 12.07.2007 10:14 am

Nuro wrote:
Yudan Taiteki wrote:
I think this board is actually quite nice to anime fans.


Well, it's not like they tell you to get out or anything but there was a big conversation about it a while back. It may still be in the "Why do you want to learn Japanese?" thread.

I just noticed a bit of frowning upon people who say "I like Anime/Games/Manga so I want to learn Japanese". I can kind of see why they would frown on that, if that's all you like it's a shallow view of Japan/the Japanese culture, but it's also a gateway to becoming interested in the language and everything else about the country.

Anyway I'm kind of hijacking the thread. To make it short: Yeah there are a lot of people who say they want to know Japanese so they can yell "Super Dragon Punch!!!" from the rooftops in Japanese, but there's also a lot of people who legitimately want to learn the language and also enjoy Anime or whatever else.

Hope that makes sense.


In general, we try to withold judgement of a person here until they either request it, or their actions specifically call for it.

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