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    Can someone tell me what the '-chan' and '-san' at the end of names means?

    Like, when someone says 'Arekkusu-san', or 'Arekkusu-chan' or Arekkusu-whatever, what does that mean?

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    Re: Can someone tell me what the '-chan' and '-san' at the end of names means?

    no one every uses it on my name so i wouldn't know, but my guess would be that one means boy and the other girl.

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    Re: Can someone tell me what the '-chan' and '-san' at the end of names means?

    Nah. It's got something to do with formality, I believe.

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    Re: Can someone tell me what the '-chan' and '-san' at the end of names means?

    san and chan are kinda like mr and mrs in english san is for men and i believe that chan is for women hope that helps
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    Re: Can someone tell me what the '-chan' and '-san' at the end of names means?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aeneas Galis
    san and chan are kinda like mr and mrs in english san is for men and i believe that chan is for women hope that helps
    ya u are right
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    Re: Can someone tell me what the '-chan' and '-san' at the end of names means?

    -chan means "little" as a term of endearment... like how you would call someone "Johnny" instead of "John" or "Lizzy" instead of "Elizabeth"

    -san is a more casual way of saying Mr./Mrs./Ms., more like what you would say to someone you know... like a classmate or something...

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    Re: Can someone tell me what the '-chan' and '-san' at the end of names means?

    Abu covered everything! They are used to show respect for others, basically. For example, you will have to call me: Sagara-Kun. Haha. It is other respect suffix in Japanese. However, it is the not the only language that employ those suffixes...

    Sanscrit has multiple number of those suffixes...care to know a few?

    1) _____-Ruu. It means sweetie or little one. Mostly used by parents or older people towards younger people.

    2) _____-Sami. Have the same meaning as the Japanese suffix -Sama. Means lord or honored. However, they are used mainly associated with martial artists.

    There are several others...if you wish to learn PM me, dude.

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    Re: Can someone tell me what the '-chan' and '-san' at the end of names means?

    thanks sagara-kun he good to here from the person whos jap.

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